The inhabitants of a high-rise building in Sydney, to for the second Time within a few days to get out of their homes. It was a precautionary measure after some residents had noticed cracks in the walls and suspicious sounds, reported the ABC.

Already on Christmas eve, the residents of the Opal Tower, had to leave their homes for the same reason, fleeing.

authorities had claimed to the media report, according to a comprehensive investigation, and thus, the re-evacuation of high-rise building fires. According to the data of the client, the company’s Icon, the building is “structurally sound”. Nevertheless, residents could be for up to ten days in the hotel accommodated, while experts examined the building.

The cracks had been reported from the tenth floor of the more than 30-storey high-rise building. In addition, residents have reported cracking noises, and jamming doors. Icon promised the residents compensation. In the early morning hours of Christmas day, many residents were allowed to return to their homes. Out of fear, some spent the night still in their cars.

There was no danger of collapse, reported ABC, citing authorities. According to the police, cracks up to 2 millimeters were discovered. Criticism there was in Australia by the fact that not only government agencies, but also private Supervisor of buildings may approve.

The Opal Tower was opened only four months ago. The building is one of five new residential high-rise buildings, which were built on the site of the Olympic games 2000.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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