Ma On Shan residents yesterday complained they were living in deathtraps. They said the housing estates they moved into just a year ago were full of cracks and holes. About 200 residents representing 5,000 households in Kam Fung Court and Chung On Estate yesterday protested at both estates. An organiser, Ho Suk-ping, said residents were living in danger and many had not slept properly since November. 'Residents started moving in early last year. But in November we found cracks in the walls and the ground became uneven in the public areas between blocks,' she said. 'Then we heard reports of the elderly and children tripping over tilted bricks or stepping in holes. There are holes 60 centimetres deep. I know a woman who knocked her teeth out when she fell on her face. The residents have written to the Housing Authority and demanded immediate repairs and compensation. The authority said repair work was being conducted, but denied the estates were dangerous. It said as the estates were built on reclaimed land, 'slight submersion' was unavoidable. Kam Fung Court has six blocks and Chung On Estate two. 'It seems that the problem will be long-term and we fear we will not be compensated after we have lived here for a certain period of time. Residents were not warned about this when they moved in. This is unfair,' said Ms Ho.