Date
17 December 2017
Staff of an employment agency called the police after noticing cracks on the walls and ceiling of their office on the second floor of the building. Photo: RTHK
Staff of an employment agency called the police after noticing cracks on the walls and ceiling of their office on the second floor of the building. Photo: RTHK

Residents evacuated after cracks seen at Causeway Bay building

Dozens of residents have been evacuated from an old building in Causeway Bay after several cracks appeared in one room, RTHK reported Wednesday.

Police and firemen arrived at the five-storey building on Lockhart Road Wednesday afternoon after an employment agency noticed several cracks on the walls and ceiling.

An employee surnamed Yu said staff decided to call the police after a Filipino domestic helper noticed several cracks in the office on the second floor of the building in the morning.

Staff suspect the cracks might be related to renovation work being carried out on the third floor.

Firemen examined the cracks and evacuated residents from the building. Tenants in an adjacent building were also told to leave as a precaution.

Police have cordoned off the area outside the two buildings while investigation is being carried out.

Officials from the Buildings Department have also arrived at the scene to inspect the premises, the report said.

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Firemen ordered the evacuation of residents from the two buildings on Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay on Wednesday. Photo: RTHK


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