Cornwall

Road reopens in Looe after fatal landslip

The landslip and damage to Veronica Flats in Looe
Image caption The landslip and collapse of Veronica Flats followed torrential rain

A road in south east Cornwall has reopened a week after a landslip in which a woman was killed.

Both the A387 Sandplace Road and the B3253 at St Martin's Hill in Looe were closed to traffic for investigations to be carried out.

Cornwall Council said Sandplace Road was now open but St Martin's Hill would remain closed for the "foreseeable future" while investigations continued.

Susan Norman, 68, died when her flat collapsed in the landslide.

Residents had complained of long delays on the narrow Barbican Hill in Looe, which had been the only road open into the town on the eastern side.

The landslip and collapse of Veronica Flats in the town followed torrential rain.

Structural engineers have said the building, in Sandplace Road, will be demolished.

The council said it was continuing to work with the police and the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the incident.

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