OLD news: Sydney Opal Tower at ‘no risk’ of collapse, but many residents still unable to return home – ABC News

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  • Police say an internal support wall failed and a large crack appeared on the 10th floor of the tower

… While most residents have returned, 51 apartments — about a third — have been deemed unsafe and those living there are spending Christmas elsewhere as they await the all clear.

About 3,000 people were initially evacuated from the newly constructed 38-storey building and surrounding areas after the alarm was raised just before 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.