The cracks

On 3 February 2005, 35 residents of the Carrer Comte and the Plaça del Pallol had to move out of their homes when cracks appeared in their walls: these were caused by subsidence, which in turn was due to leaking sewer pipes. It was two months before the first group of residents were able to return; others had to wait six months. The residents affected formed an association to hold the authorities to account and claim compensation.

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