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Collapsed wall crushes cars in Havers Estate

October 17th, 2020 | Tags: collapsed wall Virgin Islands cars rain
Two vehicles were today October 17, 2020, crushed under the weight of a reinforced concrete wall that collapsed in the Havers Estate area of Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters
Eyewitnesses say no one was reportedly injured in the incident, however, the two grey cars are now completely damaged. Photo: Team of Reporters
Eyewitnesses say no one was reportedly injured in the incident, however, the two grey cars are now completely damaged. Photo: Team of Reporters
HAVERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Two vehicles were today October 17, 2020, discovered crushed under the weight of a reinforced concrete wall that collapsed in the Havers Estate area of Tortola.

Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the wall is believed to have collapsed as a result of the torrential downpours in the territory over the past day, rendering the surrounding soil unstable.

Eyewitnesses say no one was reportedly injured in the incident, however, the two grey cars are now completely damaged.

Our News Centre will bring more information as it becomes available.

26 Responses to “Collapsed wall crushes cars in Havers Estate”

  • learn (17/10/2020, 11:58) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    How to build a retaining wall.... not
    • Hmmm (17/10/2020, 12:45) Like (6) Dislike (47) Reply
      Them island people didn’t build that wall right no steel in it at all. Wowww
      • Sick (17/10/2020, 15:49) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Hmmm YOU'RE BLIND BAT, Too much std in your eyes
      • Hmm (17/10/2020, 16:03) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        Happy you can't be happy because of us on ur mind
      • @hmmm (17/10/2020, 16:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        you need tolearn as well, the wall isfullos steel its just the wall is narrow all the way up retaining walls needto be tapered and really thick at the bottom
      • SMH (17/10/2020, 20:22) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
        You all never cease to amaze me..every negative thing is Isalnd people, but look , I hope you all seeing the caucasions taking the biggest of jobs, the largest of salaries and buying all your land..in the next few years you and your generations won't have a ting..

        Anyway time is longer than twine, keep calling down on your own kind, you will beg for them again when a next Irma hit your backsides
        • @SMH (19/10/2020, 08:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          So what did you do after Irma apart from looting and running your mouth?
      • Rebar (17/10/2020, 21:01) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        The local contractor probably told them to use skimp on the steel
    • Fran (17/10/2020, 18:33) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thankfully no one was in the cars!
  • ccc (17/10/2020, 12:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My my well sah
  • Earl (17/10/2020, 12:10) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Looks like they recently back filled with junk and blocks making it even more unstable.
  • Wow (17/10/2020, 12:42) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would have crieddddddd !!! God please bless them with a new bile!
  • Soldier (17/10/2020, 13:08) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Jacket and
  • ausar (17/10/2020, 13:25) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is obvious from the pic, that very little rebar was involved, very little to no drainage holes were installed, and perhaps not a solidly masonry structure of at least 16 inches thick or more was used!

    This is where solidly and soundly engineering practices are critical!

    But in this area of the world, where the need for these types of sciences is eschewed, if not outrightly ridculed, one can expect to see more of these types of mishaps!

  • Sad (17/10/2020, 13:51) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
    @@hmmn you foolish. This is mother nature. The strongest of land, house does wash away think when God put down his hand anybody can stop him.
  • Norris Turnbull (17/10/2020, 15:21) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Sad.. hmm is a dam Jack Donkey .
  • Give thanks! (17/10/2020, 15:28) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot of us take time to do whatever inside our vehicles. Imagine if someone was trying to wait out the rain in their vehicle? Thank God no one was injured or killed from this negligent work.
  • pwd (17/10/2020, 16:21) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    I blame pwd their over-site role of public projects are weak
  • hellboy (17/10/2020, 17:13) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    That's a Election wall !
  • @hmmmm (17/10/2020, 17:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem is the footing . ..and I guess the position of it standing ..needed more footing and constructing more leaning towards the hill also proper drainage holes if there was not enough simple engineering
  • Thank you God (17/10/2020, 18:40) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Acts of Gods but he was so merciful to whomever these people were. Lets not do the blame game and just give thanks that these people life were spared.
  • friends (17/10/2020, 19:13) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank God you guys are all safe....God is in the mist of every thing you are a giving people God WILL give back to you
  • Amazed (17/10/2020, 20:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Weep holes are useless unless a French drain system is installed which evolves a clean area of aggregate enclosed by a geotech blanket preventing hydraulic pressure pushing over the wall.
  • Diaspora 3-D/360 (17/10/2020, 23:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    A retaining wall must be designed and constructed to prevent failure either by sliding or overturning. To also avoid collapse, a retaining wall should be backfilled with granular, cohesion-less material, weeping holes, drain pipes, deadmans.........etc.
  • Interested (18/10/2020, 07:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Praise God no one was injured


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