A number of buildings have collapsed in my favorite city of Cologne. Cracks started appearing and most of the people left the buildings in time.... we hope.
You can read the news here:
It seems that under the ground they have been building a new subway/metro route, which could have been the cause for the buildings collapsing into a big hole. Sounds logical to me.
I have visited Cologne many times.... it's a fun and interesting city. I was just looking though my photos and I KNOW I have taken so many, but I can't find a decent one to share!
Anyway, the collapsed buildings, which included a historical library, a bakery, and some apartments, will disrupt the city quite a bit. And I'm thinking the work on the subway will be postponed, too.
So far no news of casualties, though around 9 people are unaccounted for. The people in the library and shops noticed cracks appearing in the walls and got out fast!
Now to go back and look for those pictures....
P.S. the building contained historical books and scriptures about the history of Cologne, some up to 2,000 yrs old! You might say it is a small version of the Library of Congress.... an extremely valuble loss!!
So far, no deaths to report, though there still could be people buried under the rubble.
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