A block of flats in on Tyneside will have to be demolished after a culvert diverting water under it collapsed.
Residents from Newburn were told at a public meeting last night that nearly £2m has already been spent trying to repair the culvert since problems were first identified back in May.
A digger at the newburn flats site is ready to clear rubble.
Residents on Tyneside say they don't know if they will ever be able to return to live in their homes after fears they may collapse.
Structural engineers are examining the foundations of houses in part of Newburn. A number of properties in Spencer Court were evacuated yesterday after flooding caused a huge landslide in a nearby culvert. Today, more properties in neighbouring streets have also been evacuated.
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Businesses and people in Newburn have been invited to attend meetings to discuss the situation with Spencer Court.
The meeting for residents will take place at around 6pm on September 27 at Walbottle Campus and will be chaired by Henri Murison, from Newcastle City Council.
Businesses affected have been invited to a meeting at Newburn Leisure Centre at 3pm where the city council's Technical Director Mick Murphy will give an update on the situation.
A car is sinking into the mud at Newburn, where a block of flats is also in danger of collapse.