MAP: Burst water pipe mystery in Cape Town

2015-11-10 11:59

Cape Town – Something very strange is going on in Cape Town, where just over 20 water pipes burst in the space of about an hour.

- Are you affected? Have you seen the burst pipes? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.

The City of Cape Town's alerts Twitter page first tweeted at about 10:40 on Tuesday that a water pipe had burst in Central Avenue in Fish Hoek. Minutes later it said another had gone in nearby Lakeside.

Then in Zonnebloem just outside the City Bowl. Then in Wynberg in the Southern Suburbs. And again in Hanover Park on the Cape Flats and Bellville in the Northern Suburbs.  

By 11:15, City of CT Alerts tweeted that 21 pipes in total had burst.

It’s unclear if there is a single reason or if it’s all entirely unrelated.

The City of Cape Town has not yet responded to requests for further information.

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