Watch the one-minute video and that will be all you need to understand the story that follows. Warning: It's a little scary.
Here's the story as it appeared in today's Bangkok Post:
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO: A nearly 90m chimney being demolished at an old Ohio power plant in the US toppled in the wrong direction and sent spectators scrambling before knocking down two 12,000-volt power lines and crashing onto a building housing backup generators.
No injuries were reported after the tower at the disused Mad River Power Plant teetered and then fell in a southeast direction — instead of east as planned — seconds after explosives were detonated. AP
faulty – of something that is not perfectly made or does not work correctly ซึ่งมีข้อผิดพลาด
demolish – to completely destroy a building or structure, especially in order to use the land for something else รื้อ (สิ่งก่อสร้าง), ทำลาย
plant – a factory that produces power or processes chemicals, etc. โรงงาน
topple – to cause to fall คว่ำลงมา
spectator – a person who watches an activity, usually a sports event, without taking part ผู้เข้าชม
scramble – to do something in a hurry รีบเร่ง
house – to be the place where something is kept, or where an activity is carried out บรรจุ
backup – people or equipment that can be used when extra help is needed สำรอง
generator – a machine that produces electricity เครื่องกำเนิดไฟฟ้า
injury – physical damage done to a person or a part of their body อาการบาดเจ็บ
disused – no longer used เลิกใช้เป็นเวลานาน
teeter – to stand or move in a way that is not steady and makes you seem about to fall เคลื่อนที่อย่างไม่มั่นคง, เดินโซเซ
detonate – to cause to explode ทำให้ระเบิด
A little joke
The writer very likely got the idea for the title of the story from the old BBC television show called Fawlty Towers, a fictional (not real) hotel . The show was very funny and there are many clips from it on youtube. Below is one of them with the hotel owner trying to communicate with his Spanish-speaking employee.