Lancashire

Six teenagers rescued from Blackburn derelict building collapse

Collapsed building Image copyright Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Image caption Scaffolding fell and parts of the building collapsed

Six teenagers have been taken to hospital after being rescued from a derelict building that collapsed in Blackburn.

Firefighters and specialist search and rescue teams were called to the former Duke of Edinburgh pub on Crabtree Street at about 18:00 BST on Monday.

The six 15-year-old boys had been seen "in and around the building" before it collapsed, Lancashire Police said.

No-one is believed to have been seriously hurt.

An investigation into the cause of the collapse is under way.

Image copyright Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Image caption Rescue dogs were used as part of the search operation
Image copyright Google
Image caption The former Duke of Edinburgh pub is on the corner of Hill Street and Crabtree Street

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