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Bristol tower block sees 400 residents evacuated after major structural ... trends now
Bristol tower block sees 400 residents evacuated after major structural ... trends now

Bristol tower block sees 400 residents evacuated after major structural ... trends now

Bristol City Council asked tenants to leave 'as a precautionary measure'

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Up to 400 residents of a Bristol tower block were forced to evacuate last night after major structural problems were discovered.

Surveys conducted at Barton House on Cotton Mill Lane found there was a 'risk to the structure' of the 15-storey building.

Bristol City Council yesterday asked tenants to leave immediately 'as a precautionary measure' while more in-depth inspections are carried out.

Anyone who could stay with relatives or friends were being urged to do so 'for a short period of time'.

Others residents were housed in a temporary rest centre at the Tawfiq Masjid & Centre mosque, where beds, food and drink were made available.

Surveys conducted at Barton House on Cotton Mill Lane found there was a 'risk to the structure' of the 15-storey building

Surveys conducted at Barton House on Cotton Mill Lane found there was a 'risk to the structure' of the 15-storey building

Anyone who could stay with relatives or friends were being urged to do so 'for a short period of time'

Anyone who could stay with relatives or friends were being urged to do so 'for a short period of time'

A council spokesman said: 'The length of this temporary arrangement is dependent on a further survey of the building, which is being arranged to happen as soon as possible.

'All tenants will be kept regularly informed of progress and any updates on support arrangements.

'The cautious approach being taken to Barton House is to

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