Burst pipe floods Leeds student tower block

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Hundreds of students were forced to leave their homes after a burst pipe flooded their tower block.

The flooding began at the Plaza building in Clay Pit Lane, Leeds, in the early hours of Wednesday.

One student said eight of the 12 floors in B Block were affected and described seeing water “all over the landing and the stairs”.

Building owners, the Unite Group, said it was working to arrange alternative accommodation for those affected.

Leeds Beckett University student Kieran Dawes said:
“At first he thought it was outside but then he came out of the flat and went down a floor and there was water all over the landing and the stairs. The first thing we thought was we need to get out of here. It was a bit frightening.”

People living in the building were taken to nearby student accommodation before being moved to Leeds Beckett’s Rose Bowl building.

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