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151. At Least 12 Killed in Shanghai High Rise ...
SHANGHAI, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- A high-rise apartment building in Shanghai caught fire Monday. The 30-story building at the intersection of Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road in Jing'an District was being renovated when it caught fire at about 2:00 p.m., local firefighters said. Witnesses said scaffolding initially caught fire, with ...
152. Happening Now - Explosion in Metro Bank in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This just happened a short while ago and the details are still clearing up. Apparently a transformer exploded on the 8th or 9th floor of the Metro Bank in the Punta Pacifica area of Panama City. The fire department, ambulances and police are responding ...
153. One Injured At Metro Subway System Construction Site ...
One person was injured when the walls of an excavation collapsed a few minutes ago at one of the points where the Panama Metro subway system is being built, specifically in Ancon. According to information from some of the victim's friends, when the collapse occurred the man's feet were trapped. ...
154. Massive Spool Of Cable Smashes House
This morning there was an accident in the Liberación sector of Torrijos Carter, where a company is performing a public works project, and a huge spool of cable broke loose and rolled into a house, destroying a wall and ending up in the living room. At the time of the ...
155. Electrician Falls To His Death While Working in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Héctor Alexis Tapia, a 29 year old trained and licensed electrician, was killed yesterday while working as part of the construction crew on a new apartment tower being built in the El Carmen neighborhood of Panama City. According to other construction workers on the ...
156. Burn Victim of Via Brazil Gas Explosion Dies
Alberto Castro, a concierge who worked at the PH Metric Tower, where an explosion occurred last week, has died. The information was confirmed by the medical staff of the St. Thomas Hospital, where he was hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the explosion. Doctors at St. Thomas reported that Castro ...
157. Well, I finally broke down and got a ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Concerned over the rising crime rates here in Panama City, I finally broke down and decided to go out and buy a handgun. Here's a video of me breaking it in on the range last weekend. Now, let's see if the bad guys want ...
158. Nine Year Old Boy Falls To Death from ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Early this morning at approximately 4:30 am, a nine year old boy fell to his death from the 27th floor of the San Francisco Bay high rise. The security guard who was working at the entry control point heard a loud noise, and when ...
159. High Rise Escape Systems (HRES) Panama - Photos
I just posted some pictures of some of our High Rise Escape System equipment in action. The Responder is the first system being used. It is a deployable system, meaning that it is not permanently installed or bolted in. It can be assembeled and installed in just a couple of ...
160. Gas Leak in Paitilla apartment building
I have an apartment in Edificio P.H. Arrecife in Paitilla (Calle Ramon H Jurado=Calle 56 Este) across from the Super Kosher. The Gas to the building has been shut off indefinitely. Here is a note from my tenant. "Good evening, So here is the situation. The gas main of the ...
161. More Details on El Chorrillo Fire
One person died and dozens were left homeless due to a fire that occurred last night at 7:25 pm in building number 20-30 of Calle 21 in El Chorrillo, which took several hours to be extinguished by the Fire Department Panama. The deceased was identified as Alaliles Muñóz, 58, who ...
162. Videos of the High Rise Escape System In ...
This video shows the High Rise Escape System in action. Just slip on your "Recover-All," clip-in and down you go. If you're interested, give us a call and we will come to your apartment and take some measurements. Specifically, we will measure the exact distance from the point of installation ...
163. Fire In Warehouse of Grupo Q on Calle ...
This morning there was a fire on Calle 50, specifically in the warehouse of Grupo Q. Unofficially it was learned the fire started in a storage area were the company stores cars such as Mercedes Benz and Mazda, among others. The Fire Department of Panama is trying to control the ...
164. Photos From Albrook Fire
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Here's the first picture from the scene of the fire at the Albrook Mall. The reporting and photos come from Brett Mikkelson of BM Investigations. This photo was taken with the digital camera on a cell phone, and it's kinda hard to see the ...
165. Huge Tree Falls Over - Blocks Ave. Cuba
Traffic on Ave Cuba was blocked today due to the collapse of a huge tree that is blocking the road, and it also pulled down some of the power lines. The Fire Department reports there were no injuries. (Telemetro)
166. Holy Crap! That Could Have Killed Somebody!
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I try not to go anywhere without my trusty camera - you just never know when something interesting is going to literally pop up right in front of your eyes. Yesterday afternoon I was driving through El Cangrejo toward Via Transistmica in a driving ...
167. A "Good News" Story About National Police Officers ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hi Don, I thought you might like to hear a positive Gringo experience with the police. Last week I was driving when our car broke down where Ave. Nacional turns into Ave. Central, in Curundu. Not the best place for ...
168. Big Brush Fire on Fort Clayton
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This afternoon according to reporting from TVN Channel 2 news, there was a very large brush fire burning on Fort Clayton in the area behind where the new US embassy is located, specifically on the hill where new residences are being built. These brush ...
169. Exploding Power Lines In The Rain - Near ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Late yesterday afternoon just before dark I was driving home from work. It was raining, and as I reached the end of D Street in El Cangrejo, I noticed some trucks from the power company, and a lineman working up on the top of ...
170. Apartment Content Fire
Yesterday I received an email from Matt, the webmaster of The Panama Report asking about a couple of apartment fires in the area around Via Veneto and Via Argentina. In Panama most of the structures are made from reinforced concrete but content fires are common. Matt took a couple of ...
171. Fuel Tanker Truck Catches Fire, Almost Explodes on ...
The truck of a tanker carrying fuel caught fire on the Northern Corridor, affecting much of the exterior of the tank. Although the incident occurred at about 2:45 am early Saturday morning, the vehicle remains blocking one of the traffic lanes in the direction towards the province of Colon, near ...
172. Northern Corridor Accident Leaves One Injured
One person was injured when his vehicle hit a truck on the Northern Corridor. After the strong impact with the truck's wheel, the smaller car was destroyed, with part of the body breaking off. Some witnesses said the accident was caused by speeding, because the driver was allegedly racing. The ...
173. "The Situation In The Darién is Normal" - ...
La Prensa - The Panamanian Vice Minister of Government, Severino Mejía, said yesterday that the situation in the town of Bajo Chiquito in Panama's Darién province near the border with Colombia is completely normal, and he reiterated that officers of the National Border Direction have been deployed to the area ...
174. Fire At Construction Site Damages Building Next Door ...
A fire occurred yesterday at 11:48 am on the 6th floor of the Arts & Yoo construction project, located on Avenida Balboa. After receiving the alert, firefighters from the Carrasquilla station arrived to extinguish the fire. The radiant heat from the fire caused cracks in the windows of the social ...
175. Small Aircraft Missing, Search And Rescue Operation Underway
A small plane from Panama's Civil Aviation Authority had an accident on a flight from the town of Jaque, in the province of the Darien to the Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (Albrook) in Panama City, according to a press release from the entity. Air control officers lost contact with ...
176. Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Tropigas Director of Human ...
The Tenth Circuit Prosecutor brought manslaughter charges against the Director of Human Resources of the company Tropigas for the deaths of five people in an explosion in the PH Metric apartment building. The technicians of the gas company, the building's administrator, and the person who sold the gas hot water ...
177. Man's Body Washed Up On The Beach In ...
The body of a man was found washed up on the beach of Maria Chiquita, along the Costa Arriba of the Colon province. It is presumed that the victim drowned, and the strong waves dragged him to that point. Forensic authorities of Police Investigation Department (DIJ) have started investigating this ...
178. Fireman Jose Chacon Buried With Full Honors in ...
The alarm was sounded at the Fire Station in La Chorrera, but not to attend an incident, but rather to dismiss Jose Chacon, who died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire that consumed the Eco Moda warehouse in La Chorrera on 24 December 2011. Chacon died on ...
179. Panamanian Government Invests in Intelligence Equipment and Software
By Mónica Palm for La Prensa - The Council of Public Security and the National Police have directly purchased electronic equipment "related to the security of the citizens and the State,” for more than $557,212 dollars. The purchase includes software for “locating targets," to "administer monitoring data” and “to analyze ...
180. Car Consumed By Fire On San Miguelito Bridge
A car caught fire at 11:00 am on the rise to the bridge in San Miguelito headed towards Panama City. It is presumed that first an explosion occurred, according to early reports that have been sent through the social networks. The car is right in the middle of the road ...
Current Tides for BalboaClick Here for a very nice real-time visual representation of the current tides at Balboa, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The small "cross" marks the current tide level.
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