😱 Apartment Goes Kaboom in New Jersey: Was Your Building Safety Last Checked When Disco Was a Thing? πŸ•Ί

TL;DR: Major oops in Newark as an apartment complex takes a tumble, leaving six peeps bruised and bamboozled. Some residents now chilling in hotels. 🏒πŸ’₯

Newark, the city where dreams come true… or sometimes, where your apartment just decides to give up on life. We’re talking about a shocker that left everyone’s jaw on the ground in Newark, New Jersey, as a building at a housing complex took an unplanned nosedive. Yeah, you heard that right! But, on a serious note, is anyone checking the safety standards of these buildings? 🀨

You might’ve thought your Friday night was wild, but for the residents of the Newark Housing Authority property on South Pine Lane, it was one they won’t forget. A building there collapsed at about that time when you’re contemplating ordering pizza or Chinese, 6 p.m. And let’s just say, this wasn’t part of any planned demolition derby.πŸ₯‘πŸ•

Now, let’s break down the deets – out of the chaos, six folks got injured. Tragically, one of them got pretty banged up and had to be whisked away to the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Here’s hoping they recover speedily! πŸ₯❀️ And out of the bunch, there was one daredevil who said “Nah, I’m good” and decided to skip the hospital trip. πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ

But wait, there’s more! Thirteen families got the surprise of being insta-evicted from their homes. Now, we don’t think that’s on anyone’s bucket list. They’ve been moved to hotels, with grub sorted, as the folks who’re supposed to be in the know sift through the rubble. We’ve also heard the Red Cross is stepping in – big props to them! πŸ¨πŸ”

Now, the real tea β˜•: this building collapse happened at a property backed by the big guns at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hmm, makes you wonder, right? When was the last time someone, anyone, gave these buildings a once-over for safety? πŸ€” And this ain’t just a Newark thing. Remember folks, buildings don’t just decide to collapse… or do they?

So, all our peeps out there, maybe next time you’re chillin’ at home, jamming to some tunes, and feel a creak in the floor, might be time to ask: When was the last safety check done here? Are we living in a Jenga tower waiting for the wrong block to be pulled? πŸ’πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ

But for real, to all the impacted fams, our hearts go out to you. Hoping for swift recoveries and a roof that doesn’t have any surprise plans in the future.

Question of the Day: Safety checks and building standards: Is it time we took a harder look and made some noise, or should we just wait for the next unexpected “renovation”? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ› οΈ