Criminal investigation launched after Bratislava building collapses

The police announced on July 2 that they have launched a criminal investigation into the collapse of a new five-storey building in Plynárenská Street near the centre of Bratislava on Sunday, July 1, the TASR newswire reported. "A criminal investigation has been initiated based on the offence of public endangerment. An expert in construction has been deployed in order to find out why the building collapsed," TASR was told by Tatiana Kurucová, Bratislava Regional Police Corps spokesperson. The reason for the collapse, which caused only material damage and no casualties, is still unknown. The building was to be a parking facility with a wellness centre on top and it collapsed on July 1 before it had started the construction approval process.

The police announced on July 2 that they have launched a criminal investigation into the collapse of a new five-storey building in Plynárenská Street near the centre of Bratislava on Sunday, July 1, the TASR newswire reported.

"A criminal investigation has been initiated based on the offence of public endangerment. An expert in construction has been deployed in order to find out why the building collapsed," TASR was told by Tatiana Kurucová, Bratislava Regional Police Corps spokesperson.

The reason for the collapse, which caused only material damage and no casualties, is still unknown. The building was to be a parking facility with a wellness centre on top and it collapsed on July 1 before it had started the construction approval process.

Residents of the Trinity residential complex were evacuated due to concerns of structural damage but they returned to their homes after specialists carried out an on-site inspection.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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