Street in New Taipei collapses, nearby residents evacuated

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/11/2020
By  Sunrise Huang, Liu Chien-pang and Ko Lin

A collapsed street in New Taipei’s Yunghe District / CNA photo July 11, 2020

Taipei, July 11 (CNA) The New Taipei government has ordered a construction site in Yunghe District to be shut down after it allegedly caused a nearby street to collapse and forced residents in the area to be evacuated.

A total of 158 people were forced to leave their homes because the collapse caused structural damage to some of the surrounding apartment buildings.

The collapse took place at 10:39 a.m. in an alleyway on Wenhua Road near an apartment building construction site where work was being done on the project's foundation.

The incident, which affected 66 nearby homes, also caused the rupture of an underground gas pipe and the tilting of several buildings in the vicinity.    [FULL  STORY]

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