Building demolition gone wrong

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">A building in Turkey was supposed to fall down.  Instead it fell over, nearly missing an apartment building.</span></div>
August 3, 2009 8:14:33 AM PDT
A building demolition in Turkey went seriously wrong on Saturday when, instead of collapsing, it rolled over onto its roof.The building, in Cankiri, eventually came to rest only metres from the adjacent structure, said one local resident.

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"The building dropped like a matchbox. It was an extra dangerous situation because it was just a matter of metres for this building to hit the next one. We experienced a great danger," he said via a translator.

The building was an old flour factory which had been empty since the 1980s and was being cleared to make way for a shopping center.

There were no reported injuries.


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