Bondi house collapse under investigation amid concerns more of building could fall away

An investigation is underway into what caused the partial collapse of a house in Sydney’s east, after an exterior wall crumbled while two people were judi online inside.

Bricks and windows from the bungalow on Curlewis Street, Bondi, cascaded into an adjacent construction site about 5:00pm Thursday, in an event neighbours said sounded like an “explosion”.

The 84-year-old owner of the home and her son-in-law were inside the house when it fell apart but were not injured.

On Friday morning, the interior of the property’s bedrooms could be seen from the street, and engineers are visiting the site amid fears more of the house could fall.

Rescue teams say it appeared that the foundations of the house were undermined by construction work at the site next door.

TC Build, the company responsible for the neighbouring building site, removed its signage from the area after Thursday’s incident.