A construction crane toppled over in Vienna’s eighth district of Josefstadt on Saturday morning, causing damage to at least one house.
The collapse occurred at around 3:30 am Saturday morning, on the corner of JosefstÃ¤dterstraÃŸe and Blindengasse.
The roof and top floor of an adjacent apartment building were damaged. A total of 15 people were evacuated as a precaution, but fortunately no-one was injured.
On Saturday morning, police and fire crews were securing the scene, and have blocked roads until further notice.
Affected tram lines 2 and 5
Vienna’s public transport Wiener Linien confirmed on its Facebook page that tram line 2 and 5 are affected. The 5 line is diverted to Zimmermanplatz, while the 2 line is sharing tracks with the 46 tram, and operating between Erdbrustgasse and U6 Station JosefstÃ¤dterstraÃŸe.
The tram and traffic disruptions are likely to remain in place for the entire weekend.
Published: 12 Jul 2014 16:00 GMT+02:00
Updated: 12 Jul 2014 16:00 GMT+02:00