The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The word “oba” is translated from the Kazakh as “burial” or “plague”. So it’s not clear what idea was in minds of the developers who gave the name to this micro-district “BesOba”… Though people continue discussions about the house that fell in Karaganda. Its dwellers do not know what to wait while their neighbours leave their flats in fear or start restoring what they have…

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

They are still removing the ruins after the collapse of the block of building #7 on April, 5th, 2012. 165 persons lived in 65 flats of the collapsed part of the building. From only 28 flats people managed to remove furniture before the evacuation. Now the victims of the collapse live either in the dormitory, in rented flats or at relatives’ and friends’.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Offical reasons of the collapse haven’t been announced yet, though the dwellers suppose that the reason is the foundation built in the wrong way. It was raised on clayey soil and had to stand on poling and not to be a girder one.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Building №7 started sinking on April, 1st, cracks of a hand size appeared in its walls. The dwellers began to be evacuated and after April, 3rd, nobody was allowed to even take their belongings.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Bank loans of the dwellers of the collapsed part of the building amount to 119,6 million tenge, only 17,5 million have been compensated yet.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Saulet, a dweller of building №6 with her son Damir:

– When building №7 fell I was coming back from the clinic. I saw it with my own eyes. It happened very fast. Before it fell I noticed it stood somehow wry. It’s good that nobody was injured. Specialists left sensors everywhere and drilled the wells to get the soil samples but we still do not know the results.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Many dwellers of the building part that remained whole left their flats.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Belongings that were not taken away from building №7 are now being retrieved from under the ruins and put according to sectors corresponding 4 building blocks.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The sufferers insist on facts of looting but workers of the construction company deny it.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

People in uniform patrol the building №7 day and night.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Apart from the three (now two and a half) inhabited buildings, there are two more unfinished buildings in “Besoba”, anyone will hardly wish to live in them when they are complete.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Cracks in the walls of all these buildings are becoming larger, they are marked with special devices to detect changes in their shape and size.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Lezida, a dweller of building №6, says she and her husband are not afraod of collapse but they took the children away to grannies’.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Lezida thinks that the dwellers of the micro-district didn’t pay enough attention to their houses, especially to basements.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Homeless people lived there, and sometimes the valves were stolen…

Look at the window frames.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Water in the basements was normal too, no wonder the dwellers had been complaining about rats…

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

After the collapse of building №7 Lezida and her neighbours decided to raise some money and clean the basement, pump the water out of it.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Bolat says he’s not afraid because experts have examined the building he lives in.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The dwellers spent a cleaning day in “Besoba”

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Though not all the dwellers helped in the cleaning, they say that the houses are elite, and they do not have to.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

This couple couldn’t carry their belongings out of the collapsed building so they are buying new things for their little daughter.

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Now their are living at the friend’s place. The offered dormitory is not suitable for a newborn…

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called

Elvira says they had only what was on them. They lost everything. And there’s less and less hope that it will be somehow compensated. All their furniture had been bought on tick. Her friend from the next house says she has seen how the workers seized microwaves and other things …

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Location: Karaganda

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5 thoughts on “The Boat Will Sail The Way It Is Called”

  1. KAZAKHSTAN IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
    ALL OTHER COUNTRIES ARE RUN BY LITTLE GIRLS
    KAZAKHSTAN HAS GREATEST EXPORT OF POTASSIUM
    ALL OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE INFERIOR POTASSIUM

    DUM-DUM-DUM-DUM-DUM-DUM-DUMMMMM

  2. If this were in the USA , there would be lawsuits all over the place. Were there no(competent) engineers on this development?

  3. “Bolat says he’s not afraid because experts have examined the building he lives in.”

    Were these buildings not built by experts too?
    Yeah I wouldnt take what anyone said with any confidence unfortunately

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