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An explosion provoked the roof collapse of Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, located on the south side of Chicago.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 30 August 2018

The lobby ceiling of the Cuban hotel Sol Rio De Luna y Mares collapsed on Feb. 2 during a wedding ceremony rehearsal, burying in the debris a British couple and their 24 guests, many of which were seriously injured. John and Sarah Wenham were saving for years and had planned the $30,000 wedding of their dreams in Cuba, but the roof collapse turned their special day into a nightmare. Nothing has been reported up to now regarding the cause of the devastation.

The roof of a newly-built sports arena in Ceska Trebova, East Bohemia in Czech Republic suddenly collapsed last Saturday. Τhe incident happened during a floorball game and although the roof hit the ground quite quickly, luckily the players and spectators (about 80 people) managed to sprint towards the exit doors in time and nobody got seriously injured.