Artifacts escape library flooding (Scotland)





Scotland's most treasured literary artefacts escaped largely unscathed after a sprinkler system flooded the country's largest library. Five floors of the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh were affected when a sprinkler pipe was broken during renovation work.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said the accident happened at about 2328 BST on Monday.

A spokeswoman said there was no major damage to the collections.

The library had been closed for refurbishment when the accident happened.



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