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Disaster As State Of Art City Centre Car Park Tips Over In Mud

Disaster As State Of Art City Centre Car Park Tips Over In Mud

Chinese engineers working on a brand new modern underground car park have been left with a sinking feeling after heavy rains undermined the building's foundations, causing it to topple over like a giant box.

The engineers have come under fire in local media for allegedly failing to do proper foundations, but they claimed that the mass of water that had flooded into the area recently could not have been foreseen.

Engineer An Meng, 52, said: "We had finished the basic work and only needed to put the earth back around the side which would stop the water flooding down and eating away at the foundations. Because the site was still open all of the water in the area flooded into the hole and that turned the earth underneath into a liquid mass which quite simply couldn't support the car park."

As a result the huge building tipped to one side making unusable as a car park, and it will need to be demolished and rebuilt.

Council officials in the city of Yan’an in west China’s Shaanxi province are now looking at who is going to pay for the work to put matters right.

When it was completed the underground multi-storey car park was expected to provide spaces for hundreds of vehicles. If as suspected it needs to be demolished it will set the project back a year causing further misery for motorists already facing lengthy traffic delays because of the construction work.

The only people not complaining are the tourists, for whom the tilting multi-storey car park has become the number one on the list of must see items during a trip to the city.

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