Sunday, December 28, 2014

Failed Demolition Leaves Building Tilted To One Side

The disputed city of Sevastopol in the Crimea is now home to its own leaning tower after a controlled explosion went hilariously wrong. Spectators erupted in laughter when the explosion failed to bring down the 16-storey building on Boxing Day. The building wound up tilting to one side after a loud bang rippled through the city in the Russian-controlled territory of Crimea.

A demolition crew was hired to implode the building because it was built illegally, according to local officials. video shows the building’s lower floors collapsing as soon as the explosives were set off. But as the building begins to tilt to one side it suddenly stops and fails to come tumbling down. A cloud of dense smoke and dust fills the air and soon reduces visibility in the neighbourhood as people gather to catch a glimpse of the unusual sight.

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