About 50 residents were forced out of a condominium in the east end of St. John’s Monday morning after a water pipe burst between two floors.
According to a Canadian Red Cross news release, the pipe burst caused water damage and electrical problems at East Point Condominiums on Logy Bay Road, a 24-unit, four-storey building. Power to the building was shut off as a precaution, according to the release.
In April 2010, the structure partially collapsed as it was being built. No workers were on the site at the time of the incident.
The Canadian Red Cross assisted 18 people for emergency lodging by midday Monday and said residents may not return to their homes for a few days. The news release said others were making alternate arrangements for temporary dwellings.
The Red Cross’ St. John’s office at 17 Majors Path was scheduled to be closed Monday for the Labour Day holiday, but it will be open 8-9 p.m. in the event others need short-term help.