The Construction Board has suspended the operation of the cracked Gertrudes Street residential house / Day


Experts have found that it is currently not recommended for people to stay in the building.

Chairman of the Riga City Council Mārtiņš Staķis (AP) on the microblogging website Twitter informed that the Riga Municipal Police offers accommodation to the evacuees. Seven people have already received this assistance.

“The building is state property. Municipal services explain and resolve the situation,” says Staķis.

Tomorrow, February 16, the adjacent construction site will be inspected to see if the cracks may have been caused by pile driving. It will then be determined who will perform the technical examination of the building.

As reported, cracks appeared in the building on Gertrudes Street. Operational services are working at the scene.

In the State Fire and Rescue Service, the agency LETA found out that the service had received a call to Gertrudes Street at 17.25, where, according to the initial information, cracks appeared in one of the residential buildings.

The SFRS evacuated ten people from the building and the area is currently limited.

Operational services and representatives of the construction board have arrived at the scene.

Located next to the building Riga Traffic a bus in which the residents of the house have the opportunity to spend time.


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