the scare on Christmas eve: After the loud POPs, the residents had to sound like the Opal Tower, a skyscraper in the Australian city of Sydney, leave. 10. Floor of the more than 30-storey building, listened to local residents, therefore, the Morning of strange noises. A resident told Nine News he heard a loud Bang, as if in the Interior of the building, something is broken.

More than 3,000 people had been brought out of the house and adjacent buildings in safety, informed the police on Monday afternoon (local time). Adjacent streets and the nearby train station were, as a precaution, locked.

the firemen were the engineers in the high house, to check any damage and determine how to proceed, said the spokesman for the rescue workers. According to a police spokesperson, the building of one or two millimeters moved. On the cause of the police and fire Department did not provide any information. If or when the residents are allowed back into their apartments, is still unclear. “This will not be handled within minutes, but hopefully in a few hours,” said a spokesman.

cracks in the walls, blocked doors

residents reported cracks in the walls. Many of the doors were blocked. The police had to break up some of them, so that residents were able to leave the house.

The Opal Tower is one of five new residential high-rise buildings, which were built on the site of the Olympic games 2000. It was opened only four months ago. In the building 392 homes, several shops and a Kindergarten are located.

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