India: Workers Killed in Another Building Collapse

Workers killed in India building collapse – Central & South Asia – Al Jazeera English.

All avoidable, all unnecessary loss of human lives because…

Shoddy building construction in India, inattention to safety and lack of concern and awareness of health–This does not surprise me. It is a major problem that is killing hundreds in India.

Last April, a residential building collapsed killing 74 people and in September another 60 people were killed when rundown buildings collapsed.

What disturbs me the most is how quickly those with authority point fingers and call for punishment without investigation. Why so quick to point those fingers?   Is this justice?

Why are the buildings collapsing now? Are older construction at more risk than newer ones? What are the building codes? Why are building codes so frequently ignored to the degree that whole buildings collapse? Yet another layer of scariness revealed.

Who lives in those buildings? Why do the residents of these buildings accept deplorable living conditions?  I ask the same question in the United States where  no one cares or notices.  However, buildings do not collapse killing hundreds because of faulty construction.

Most certainly the responses to the above will lead us back to the caste system and a culture of corruption and cruelty.

This Failure to Listen appears to be rampant.

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Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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