Major water pipe burst in Yau Ma Tei sends geyser soaring up to four storeys high

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2nd December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Yau Ma Tei’s Public Square Street was the scene of an unusual and disruptive event this afternoon. A major water pipe located underground near the famous Temple Street burst, sending a jet of water approximately 8 to 10 metres into the air, equivalent to the height of a four-storey building.

The geyser-like eruption occurred at around 3pm, according to reports received by law enforcement. The spectacle was not only a sight to behold but also caused significant disruption. The forceful surge of water engulfed Public Square Street in the westbound direction and several nearby traffic lanes, creating a temporary water feature in the bustling area.