Water Man Break Forces Evacuations At Philadelphia Mall

A Philadelphia Water Department official said a water main break flooded a busy shopping center in Philadelphia on Thursday. The flood damaged businesses and forced about 100 people in the area to be evacuated, some of them by raft,.
Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio said the rupture of a 48-inch pipe running through the parking lot of the Bakers Square complex in the northwest part of the city flooded the area with about 13 million gallons of water.
DiGiulio said that nearby railroad tracks used by the company CSX Corporation appeared to have been damaged