Ukrainian Girl Avoids Certain Death By Inches In Collapsing Facade

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 11.26.04 PMThe viral video below shows one of the closest calls that any of us have seen. This little girl in Ukraine barely avoid being killed by a collapsing segment of a building.


This is a nightmare of a place to be a kid.

The Donbass Arena was shelled earlier during fighting in Donetsk between pro-Russians and Ukrainian forces. The city is only 50 miles from the Russian border and has become a stronghold for the pro-Russian forces.

The over 50,000 seat stadium was built five years ago and at a reported cost of £250 million.

10 thoughts on “Ukrainian Girl Avoids Certain Death By Inches In Collapsing Facade”

  1. Nick Spinelli

    I will probably be ridiculed, but I believe in guardian angels. I believe I have one that has saved my life and put me together w/ a long lost friend. I believe this girl has one as well.
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    It would be nice if civilization had a bunch (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch).

    If you get a chance, mention that to yours.

    The problem this seems to illustrate is that “one death is a tragedy, but a million [billion?] deaths is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin

  2. I will probably be ridiculed, but I believe in guardian angels. I believe I have one that has saved my life and put me together w/ a long lost friend. I believe this girl has one as well.

  3. Speaking of a collapsing façade, the nurse who was held against her will in quarantine, even after testing negative for Ebola virus infection, is suing:

    Hickox is the first person quarantined under a strict new policy enacted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 21-day quarantine order followed news that a New York doctor who had recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the disease. Hickox was quarantined on Friday after flying into Newark Liberty International Airport from Sierra Leone, where she had been working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients. She has been placed under isolation since then despite testing negative for Ebola.

    The New York Times reports that Hickox has hired a civil rights attorney to challenge her quarantine. The lawyer, Norman Siegel, says that Hickox plans to sue over her confinement, which he said raised “serious constitutional and civil liberties issues.”

    (Huffington Post). If a citizen did that it would be kidnapping, false confinement, involuntary servitude, or the like.

    We now call it show-boat politics.

  4. Wow, that was a close call. Loved how the parent charged in as the facade was falling. With all the stories in the news of child abuse, it’s heartening to see a parent put their own safety aside to go to their child.

    The dangers of post-battlegrounds are rife. Afghanistan is the most heavily land mined area in the world from when the Soviets and mujahideen were fighting. No one knows where they all are, and there are crowds of children missing limbs from accidentally playing in unknown minefields.

    Heck, when we were in Europe, a child tragically died when an unexploded WWII ordinance washed down a stream. She waded in and stepped on it, buried in the stream bed.

  5. She was lucky the Ukrainian Army did not come in. She would have been executed on the spot since the fascists enjoy killing kids like her.

  6. JT – I am not sure what the import of this one is. The little girl, the stadium, the shelling, the war/non-war? If you are into this I have stuff from China I can send you that will turn your hair grey.

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