Monday, March 1, 2010

Before And After Photos Of Building Where A Father And Daughter Survived A 13 Story Fall During The Chile Earthquake

For the first time ever, the news team here at ITII (I Think It's Interesting) are able to provide breaking news. We here at ITII have uncovered rarely before seen photos of the building in Concepcion, Chile, where Mr. Alberto Rozas and his 7 year old daughter, Fernanda, survived a 13 story fall during the recent 8.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile on Saturday, February 27, 2010.

Mr. Rozas pulled his 7 year old daughter into the doorway of the bathroom of the 13th story apartment in an attempt to protect her from any damage caused by the 'great earthquake' (earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or greater). He was not prepared for what happened next.... The entire newly constructed 15-story building fell on its side during the violent shaking.

Disoriented and trying to find his bearings, Mr. Rozas looked for any sign that may indicate a possible escape route. Through the broken glass of his apartment window, he saw the full moon and a way out.

Suffering only a few cuts and bruises, Rozas and his daughter are two of the lucky survivors.As of recent reports, 23 people have been pulled alive from the Rio Alto apartment building wreckage, along with 7 bodies. Rescue workers are still working to rescue an estimated 60 people still trapped inside the building remains.

Take a look at the before and after pictures of the Rio Alto apartment building before and after the earthquake.... They help to put into perspective, pardon the pun, the magnitude of the quake.










18 comments:

  1. That is incredible. BTW...I gave you a well deserved thanks in my post today. http://jesseacohen.blogspot.com/2010/02/lame-blogger-gives-many-thanks-for.html

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  2. I give thanks to the Almighty God for saving Rozas and his daughter (Fernanda) from the horrific and down fall of the 15-story Rio Alta building in CONCEPCION-Chile which they were said to be on the 13th floor when the 8.8-magnitude Earthquake broke the building on Sunday, February 28, 2010. May thanks, praises and adoration be onto God.

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  3. May the souls of all the victims of the 8.8-magnitude Earthquake in Chile and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest In Peace, Amen.

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  4. Wow, that is awesome! Thank goodness they were able to ride it out and survive. Good pictures of the before and after!!

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  5. I read this story earlier this morning, but these pictures show far better than the reporter was able to describe. I broke out in a cold sweat after seeing this...The what if's are incredible at a time like this...

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  6. These pictures are great, Michael! Seriously awesome blog post! :) When I saw pictures this building on the news it looked like a four-story building that had cracked open and fallen off its foundation, but when I looked closely at the pictures, the way the curtains hung in the windows suggested the building was on it's side, not just cracked open. To see that it was actually a 15-story building that had fallen over AND cracked open, that's unbelievable. These pictures are awesome!

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  7. I passed this post on to friends.

    I cannot form the words to describe what I think and feel when I read the story and see the pictures. It is mind blowing to me.

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  8. Thanks for all the wonderful comments everybody!

    You'll never guess what happened today!!!! Representatives from 'World News with Diane Sawyer' on ABC contacted us here at 'I Think It's Interesting' to use the pictures on their broadcast!!!! We'll see if they use them....

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  9. G-d was seriously putting his guiding hand on those two. Just amazing. Hey, what a kick about ABC!

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  10. That's amazing! (the story and the ABC contact) Those two are so lucky to be alive...

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  11. That is terrifying. What a miracle that they survived.

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  12. great pics. it looks like the building is still intact eventhough it's lying on it's side. Congrats on the network using your photo. They should of gave you some props.

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  13. Oh my, amazing photos, amazing story

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  14. Wow. How heartbreaking for all those people. I am glad that many were able to get out alive. And I hope that those who didn't, did not suffer.

    Amazing pictures!

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  16. oh that is really a story, he and his daughter are blessed by God, it is amazing to think they were able to survive such long fall, miracles happen and this is a proof of that!

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  17. Hello,
    Really this is an amazing blog post. Thanks for the share.... I like your blog. Thanks very much!

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