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Squatters install 6000l pool in flat

... but 24 hours after firefighters discover full inflatable pool in an empty HLM flat near Nancy, it had vanished again...

SQUATTERS turned a vacant HLM apartment in Laxou, near Nancy, into a secret “swimming” pool, it has been reported.

Firefighters discovered the large inflatable pool in the empty fifth-floor flat early last week after tenants in a property below complained of a leak, Est Republicain newspaper reported.

The door to the flat had been forced and the 6,000-litre pool, which was full according to reports, had been placed on a tarpaulin in the main room of the property.

And the mystery deepened further the following day when authorities arrived to drain the pool, only to discover it had disappeared.

Photo: Danielle Buma

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