Kyiv City State Administration Deputy Chairman Petro Pantielieiev said that the preliminary cause of the displacement of the supporting wall near the apartment house was ground water, but the reason for that was unclear. The land surveyors are currently working at the scene as well as builders, who evaluate the damage.
The evacuation of 83 residents of 38 apartments of this house is underway. The rescuers assist those who have been unable to leave the house on their own. All the evacuees are forwarded to the nearest local school. The developer of the house is unknown since the relevant documents have been lost.
The rescuers and the employees of the utility service providers have cut dangerous segments of trees and started removing three cars trapped near the house in the garages covered by fallen trees.
The residents will be informed on possibility to return to their homes and following measures of the capital's authorities at a meeting that will be held there at 4 p.m. However, Pantielieiev stated that the situation was under control.
According to preliminary data, there were no casualties as a result of the incident. The emergency operations center will be deployed on the spot.