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Strange but true

Ontario, Canada: Steven Newell was hospitalised in London, Ontario, after his large plastic swimming pool, which he had just placed on his second-f loor balcony and then filled with water, caused the balcony to collapse and plunge to the ground. The pool, 8 ft in diameter and filled with water to a height of 20 inches, would require about 640 gallons, weighing more than 2.5 tonnes. Newell had relocated the pool to the balcony to avoid the safety requirement of building a fence around it.

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