Res­i­dent’s base­ment sparks safety fears

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Con­cerns have been raised about the struc­tural in­tegrity of an apart­ment build­ing in the city’s Banan dis­trict, af­ter the man liv­ing on the ground floor dug a 300-square-me­ter base­ment un­der­neath his 50-sq-m home. The apart­ment owner has re­fused to fill in the base­ment, which con­tains seven bed­rooms, de­spite be­ing in­structed to do so by the lo­cal ur­ban plan­ning depart­ment. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched af­ter mul­ti­ple com­plaints from the man’s up­stairs neigh­bors.


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