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Thirteen people rescued after roof collapse trapped them inside flats

Written by on 05/07/2021

Thirteen people have been rescued after a roof collapse trapped them inside a block of flats.

Firefighters were called to a building in Ladbroke Grove, west London, on Sunday night after the partial collapse of the external fascia from the roof.

Ladders were used to bridge the gap across the building’s front steps.

Chesterton Road roof collapse

Station commander Brett Loft, who was at the scene, said: “Four properties were affected by the collapse, which involved part of the front of the parapet wall at roof level.

“The debris had fallen onto the front steps of the properties and had trapped people inside.

Chesterton Road roof collapse

“Firefighters led 13 people from different flats within the building to safety using ladders to bridge the gap across the steps.

“Fortunately, no one was injured”.

Crews were at the scene for around four hours, with four fire engines, three rescue units and a number of support vehicles on hand to help residents who were stuck inside.

 Sky News

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