Hole opens under car

2011-02-15 00:00

A MAN who lives in Oslo Beach was first shocked and then angered on Friday morning after the ground underneath his vehicle collapsed when he reversed out of his driveway to go to work.

Though there was limited damage to Louis de la Fontaine’s vehicle, the hole has been getting bigger ever since the incident because of damage to a high pressure water pipe that is gushing water.

De la Fontaine alerted the police to the situation on Saturday morning because he considered the hole in the ground to be dangerous. It is now over a metre deep. “What would have happened if it was a child who fell in the hole and not my car?” De la Fontaine questioned.

De la Fontaine was then told that he should contact the Ugu District Municipality as “they are the ones who deal with water supply”. He did this three times on Saturday and by the end of yesterday no one had come to inspect or repair the damaged pipe and the hole. “It seems like nobody cares; this pipe has been dishing out literally about a litre of water every second for four days now,” said De la Fontaine. “I would hate to think how much water has been wasted.”

De La Fontaine confessed that the situation has angered him.

Lindani Mzotho, acting communications manager at Ugu, said somebody would inspect the situation soon. “The matter will be reported to our customer services department and we will attend to the problem promptly,” said Mzotho.

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