No-one is responsible …

Just came across this (original here):

A day after portions of an under-construction parking lot caved in at the Subhash Maidan near Red Fort, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), on Sunday, said “no one in particular appears to be responsible for the mishap”. “Prima facie it appears to be natural wear and tear of the pipeline as the main cause of the accident. (Therefore) no one in particular appears to be responsible,” said Deep Mathur, MCD director (press and information).

“Natural wear and tear”  –  sounds like a good line for say, PG&E to explain the recent San Bruno incident, and a few other disastrous failures I can think of.

(As usual, details of the incident are sketchy but it appears that an underground excavation collapsed, possibly because of a water pipe leak, and a dozen street dwellers were injured when they dropped into the void.)

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