28/01/2015

Other News In Brief

Cleaner Accidentally Drains Two Swimming Pools

A cleaner has accidentally emptied two swimming pools in Devon after leaving a valve open.

It is understood that the valve being left open caused thousands of gallons of water to flood the plant room at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, destroying three pumps and electrical equipment.

The leisure centre said it could be three weeks before the pools are operational again.

Scaffolding Tower Collapses In City Centre

Scaffolding has collapsed in Leicester city centre, injuring two people.

It is understood that a large scaffolding tower on Charles Street collapsed at about 11:30 on Wednesday morning, hitting a bus and van. Two people are being treated treated for minor injuries.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said that strong winds likely caused the structure to fall.

2.9 Magnitude Earthquake Felt 38 Miles From Epicentre

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake near Winchester was felt up to 38 miles away, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

A tremor was recorded in the area of Headborne Worthy, with the epicentre of the earthquake pinpointed at Winnal Trading Estate.

There were no reports of any injuries or damage caused by the quake.

(MH/JP)

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