Berkshire

Caversham house damaged as 'sinkhole' appears in road

Sinkhole in road
Image caption Thames Water said it was investigating the incident "as a matter of priority"

Cracks appear in a house and the driveway sinks when a hole opens up in a road following a water pipe burst.

Firefighters cordoned off the property after being called to the leak on Kidmore Road, Caversham, Berkshire on Sunday evening.

A Thames Water spokesman said engineers were investigating the cause of the hole "as a matter of priority".

Neighbours said a similar incident happened on the same road about 20 years ago.

More on this and other Berkshire stories

Image caption Structural engineers will be appointed to look at the property

BBC reporter Nikki Mitchell said the driveway of the house had "sunk about 2ft" and said a number of cracks could be seen across the house.

A structural engineer is to inspect the property.

People are being asked to move their cars away from the road.

Image caption The property has been cordoned off by Berkshire Fire and Rescue service and people are being asked to move their cars

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites