Hotel Collapse Singapore is the 22nd episode of Seconds from Disaster and finds out how did a hotel got down so fast.
Hotel New World, a 1-star budget hotel located in Singapore's Little India district, collapses due to growing microcracks in the failing columns. It was a result caused due to wrong calculation on the building weight distribution by the constructing engineer of the project. After a seven day rescue operation, 17 people are saved, but 33 perish.
It turns out that the additional weight of the recently-bought safe in the bank occupying the 1st floor, the air-conditionings on the rooftop and the ceramic tiles on its exterior as a decoration made the building too heavy to support itself, cracking three main support columns and eventually, on the day of the disaster, all three columns failed and the hotel collapses.