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AustraliaMascot residents evacuated after 'identifiable movements in the basement area'

14:07  14 june  2019
14:07  14 june  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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Residents of an apartment block in the inner-Sydney suburb of Mascot have been evacuated because of " identifiable movements in the basement area " Residents have been evacuated from the Mascot building complex. Credit:Ben Rushton. Rose Hirst, 30, was returning from work when she

Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from an 11-storey apartment block after ' movement ' was detected. The 131 unit building on Bourke Street in Mascot , in Sydney's inner south, was evacuated after 6pm on Friday due to ' identifiable movements in the basement area '. The area has been

Mascot residents evacuated after 'identifiable movements in the basement area'© Laura Chung Residents have been evacuated from the Mascot building complex.

Residents of a building in the inner-Sydney suburb of Mascot have been evacuated because of "identifiable movements in the basement area", Fire and Rescue NSW said.

Mascot residents evacuated after 'identifiable movements in the basement area'© Laura Chung Police have cordoned off the area.

Mascot Towers' structural issues have been ongoing throughout the week, with engineers deeming it necessary to evacuate about 96 units, its spokesman said.

Mascot residents evacuated after 'identifiable movements in the basement area'© Laura Chung More than 90 units in a Mascot apartment building have been evacuated.

Rose Hirst, 30, was returning from work when she found out she’d have to evacuate by 9pm. She called her husband and told him to "bring stuff and hurry".

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Neighbouring building could be to blame for Sydney high-rise evacuation A newly built apartment building could be to blame for residents in an inner Sydney high-rise being evacuated over fears it could collapse. More than one hundred people were forced to evacuate the 12-year-old complex last night after significant cracks in the support beams started to show. The occupants of 122 apartments were evacuated last night by Police and NSW Fire and Rescue from the Bourke Street building in Mascot. © Nine Families were reportedly given 30 minutes to pack their bags and evacuate.

The evacuated building in Bourke Street, Mascot . Credit:Brook Mitchell. The residents had been warned last week they might need to evacuate after A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said there had been " identifiable movements in the basement area " of the apartment block but there were no

Sydney apartment block evacuated after cracking discovered and residents have not been allowed to return. Authorities said on Saturday that there had been “ identifiable movements in the basement area ”, but no signs of any “immediate structural failures”.

"I’m worried because I’m pregnant," she said.

Ms Hirst has lived in the building for a year but said tonight, she’s not sure where she and her husband will spend the night.

Police have cordoned off the area. Multiple fire trucks have been parked outside the building.

There is speculation that construction nearby may have "dislodged" the Mascot block.

A further 37 units at the 1-5 Bourke Street address have been deemed "under no threat".

The spokesman said the building did not pose any immediate threat and they were monitoring ongoing movement.

More to come.

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