An incident took place on Oakden Street at 18:30 last night, when a section of a house on the road collapsed. Four houses on the street had their rooves and attics exposed as a parapet linking them together became detached. At first, the cause was thought to be a gas explosion, but this claim was dismissed by the on scene firefolk. Approximately 50 residents were evacuated and there were no injuries.
ITV news were present, so there's a report you can watch here. 11 fire appliances were called to the scene, and a crane was brought in to assess damage.
Photos from @disappointment here:
And here's another photo from @mrsdog showing the crane:
And here's how it all looked this morning in the cold light of day:
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