I'm old enough to remember the Highland Towers incident quite clearly.
It was the first time I could remember hillside soil erosion ever causing a massive multi-storey building to collapse.
I'd have thought that over 15 years later, we'd have learned our lesson. Evidently not.
We're left wondering in the aftermath of another disaster, why it still happens.
It's not that we have poor legislation to ensure the integrity of the environment. Or lousy technology when it comes to geology and material science.
No matter how many laws and regulations exist, frankly, they can all be flouted when we have corrupt bureaucrats issuing licenses & permits at their whims.
If those in power stopped for a moment to think about the consequences of approving something that does not meet requirements, we would have less to worry about. And we wouldn't be in this situation.
Just one thing irks me. It's about calling incidents like these acts of God.
Leave God out of this. It's the filthy politicians who are to blame.