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Damaged pipe sends 60ft geyser into air

posted 9 Nov 2011, 08:16 by David Rintoul   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 14:53 ]

In theatre land it’s usually the luvvies who are gushing.

But yesterday it was contractors helping out with the refurbishment of Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre who stole the show as their handiwork resulted in a huge geyser shooting water 60ft over a city street in Tollcross.

Edinburgh’s answer to Old Faithful erupted from a damaged pipe at around 3pm, flooding small sections of Leven Street.

The impromptu spring sent torrents of water high above the nearby tenements before cascading down on to traffic below.