residents in the entire area of the city of Oberhausen and mülheim district of Styrum had on Thursday evening temporarily no water. Were affected more than 200,000 people, such as the fire and rescue services in the night. Reason, a burst water pipe was thus: A long-distance water line to Oberhausen was full of cracks. After about an hour, the supply can be restored.

Due to the high water pressure had Mülheim in the district of Styrum in a road surface raised to a larger area. The water masses distributed crushed rock, gravel and Sand several Hundred meters along the road. In four homes, the basement ran up to the ceiling as the fire Department reported. She was up in the night.

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