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Homeowner to be charged in house collapse

Update: August, 08/2016 - 09:00

HÀ NỘI –  Hà Nôi police has decided to initiate legal proceedings in the case of a house collapse that claimed two lives and injured four others at 43 Cửa Bắc Street last Thursday.

The proposed charge would be violation of construction regulations, leading to serious consequences.

Police said the house collapsed because a water pipe broke while workers were digging up the foundation of the house next door, at No 41.

Early last week the owner of the house at No 41 was granted a licence to upgrade his house by the Ba Đình District People’s Committee, but was required to submit an impact assessment on neighbouring homes to relevant agencies and failed to do so.

Police also said that the house No 43 has weak foundation. — VNS


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