A couple is suing MTR Corp. for damages after their Choi Hung flat was flooded with sewage on New Year’s Day.
The couple, surnamed Hung, are seeking HK$430,000 (US$55,480) in compensation and repair costs from the Hong Kong mass transit operator.
MTRC is accused of negligence resulting in sewage overflowing a toilet in the couple’s Clearwater Bay Road apartment.
The incident left a stench that lasted a month, according to a writ cited by Apple Daily.
A maid said her employers were injured while trying to scoop sewage from a washroom.
The couple were forced to move into a hotel during the two months the flat underwent repairs and renovation.
They said they had complained about seeping sewage to the company which sent a security guard and a cleaner instead of repairmen.
The company told them it was not responsible for incidents that happen inside a flat, the Hungs said.
They said that when MTRC finally sent a plumber, the pipes were not checked and no effort was made to find the source of the problem
And by the time the plumber decided to open a suspected obstruction five hours later, the flat had been flooded with sewage.
MTRC later blamed the incident on a clogged pipe which had been stuffed with trash and refused the couple’s demand for compensation.
Translation by Charis Heung
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