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“The cir­cuit tripped im­me­di­ately af­ter I turned on the light.”

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

So said a man sur­named Ye who lives in a res­i­den­tial com­pound in Bal­izhuang Beili, Haid­ian district. Ye’s apart­ment is on the top floor of the build­ing. He said ev­ery time it rains, wa­ter seeps into his apart­ment and that some­times the ceil­ing leaks for a month. He said the other day, the cir­cuit tripped about five times, cut­ting off elec­tric­ity to his apart­ment. The build­ing is more than 20 years old, and many of the other fam­i­lies on the top floor en­counter sim­i­lar prob­lems. Ye sus­pects that the roof leaks be­cause it was not prop­erly wa­ter­proofed. The prop­erty man­ager for the build­ing said that they are ap­ply­ing for funds to fix the prob­lem. (Source: The Beijing Morn­ing Post)

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