News, Culture & Society

Hundreds flee for their lives amid fears a 30-storey building in Sydney’s Olympic Park will COLLAPSE

Hundreds of people flee for their lives amid fears a 30-storey apartment building in Sydney’s Olympic Park will COLLAPSE

  • Hundreds of residents have fled from their 30-storey apartment complex in fear
  • Cracking sounds from the roof sparked fears for building’s structural integrity 
  • A police and emergency services operation is now underway at Opal Tower  

Hundreds of residents have fled for their lives after cracking sounds coming from a high rise sparked fears the apartment building could collapse. 

Police said an emergency services operation is underway after concerns were raised for the ‘structural integrity’ of the 30-storey Opal Tower apartment building at Sydney Olympic Park.

At about 2.45pm on Monday concerns were raised for the building which contains 392 apartments and is located on Brushbox Street, police said in a statement. 

Hundreds of residents have fled for their lives after cracking sounds coming from the roof of their high rise sparked fears the building will collapse at any moment

Police said an emergency services operation is underway after concerns were raised for the structural integrity of the 30-storey Opal Tower (pictured) at Sydney Olympic Park

Police said an emergency services operation is underway after concerns were raised for the structural integrity of the 30-storey Opal Tower (pictured) at Sydney Olympic Park

Occupants said they heard cracking noises throughout the morning.

‘A number of residents left the building of their accord,’ NSW Police said. 

‘Fire & Rescue NSW and Police are assisting people to leave the building at this time.’  

More to come.  

 'Fire & Rescue NSW and Police are assisting people to leave the building at this time.'

 ‘Fire & Rescue NSW and Police are assisting people to leave the building at this time.’

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.