Lucerna evacuated after pipe bursts

27-07-2008

Prague’s Lucerna Palace was evacuated on Sunday morning, when the building was flooded by a burst mains pipe. Firemen were called in to extract the water from the basement of the building at around 11:00 CET. For several hours, a section of Štěpánská ulice - the street on which the Lucerna lies - was closed. Gas and electricity supplies to the building were stopped. It is not yet known how much the damage will run to.