‘Controlled demolition’ of a silo did not go as planned

  • The demolition of a tall concrete structure went horribly wrong
  • The supposed to be ‘controlled demolition’ took place in Denmark on Friday

A demolition of a silo went horribly wrong when it fell the opposite way and ended up crashing a building beside it.

The supposed to be ‘controlled demolition’ took place in Denmark on Friday. Onlookers gasped in horror as the 53-meter silo collapsed and landed on the local library in the town of Vordingborg.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the demolition fail.

According to local media, hundreds of spectators were at the harbor in Vordingborg, gathered along the shore and aboard boats, to watch the planned explosion at 4.45pm local time.

“I simply do not know how it may have gone so bad,” blasting manager Kenneth Wegge said.

Officials are still investigating what caused it to tip the wrong way despite months of planning.

“I will put my head on the block. We have prepared half a year for this,” Wegge told the AU News.

 

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