July 22, 2004
- Manila Building Collapses
- An eight-storey office building, leaning precariously for days in one of Manila's busy shopping districts, collapsed hours after
occupants fled in panic following ominous creaking sounds and bursting water pipes. At past 10 AM. Friday, tenants heard a loud
explosion inside the building and felt the structure was sinking into the ground.
- Divisoria Building Crumbles
- Heavy rains and strong winds triggered the collapse of a building in Manila's Divisoria district Friday that earlier showed signs of
wobbling on its foundation. Authorities have evacuated all occupants of the building Friday morning on fears that it may collapse
anytime. The eight-storey SAI building located on the corner of Padre Rada and Juan Luna streets has caved in. At past 10 AM.
Friday, tenants heard a loud explosion inside the building and felt the structure was sinking into the ground. Authorities has
advised tenants of nearby buildings to leave.