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Burst pipe leaves 1,000 no water in Beijing

08-08-2011 08:32 BJT

A man stands on the road after a water pipe burst at the west
entrance of Huangzhuang community in Haidian district, Beijing,
August 7, 2011. [Photo / CFP]
More than 1,000 residents, living in Zhongguancun in Haidian district, had to make do without water on Sunday after a water pipe burst at the west entrance of Huangzhuang community.

A man stands on the road after a water pipe burst at the west entrance of Huangzhuang
community in Haidian district, Beijing, August 7, 2011. [Photo / CFP]

The water rose rapidly in some areas before the Beijing Waterworks Group cut off the water supply in the region.

Repair work is proceeding cautiously as there are thought to be gas pipes next to the water pipe.

The Beijing Waterworks Group has delivered water to the communities around the site, but said as yet they are unable to tell when the water supply will be resumed.


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