Residents of a Ho Man Tin building are to seek compensation from the Government after a pipe burst, leaving a collapsed wall and at least 20 damaged cars in their car park. The Homestead in Prince Edward Road West was one of three buildings flooded knee-high when a 20-year-old Water Supplies Department pipe burst on Saturday morning. The accident left scores of residents, including those in two homes for the elderly, without water and electricity for more than a day. Department workmen worked round the clock to repair the pipe which is linked to a service reservoir in King's Park. The pipe burst damaged another one which supplied water to the three blocks. Supply was restored yesterday afternoon. Homestead residents will meet this week to seek damages, according to a representative. 'Most of the cars will probably be covered by insurance but we can reasonably claim damages for the outer wall,' the representative said. The acting deputy director of water supplies, Chan Pui-wah, said his department would study any request. Yesterday, a hair salon remained closed while some residents from two homes for the elderly stayed with relatives to avoid discomfort.