26/06/2021 11:04 AM | Click to read full article
It's unclear why the building collapsed, but it has been speculated that it had been sinking over time, which may have contributed to the collapse. It's likely the actual cause of the collapse won't be known for months, if ever.
Video footage suggests the building experienced a progressive collapse. This happens when there is failure of a primary structural element, which then causes failure of adjoining members.