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Second Seaforth tower block demolition attempt fails

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Media captionExplosives fail to bring down building

Demolition experts have failed to bring down a 15-storey tower block in Merseyside for the second day running.

Two vacant high-rise buildings in Seaforth were due to be demolished simultaneously on Sunday morning.

But both remained standing after the controlled explosion. Churchill House collapsed about two hours later.

Contractors made a second attempt to bring down Montgomery House earlier but failed.

A number of residents are spending a second night away from their homes for safety reasons.

Owners One Vision Housing and demolition company J. Bryan (Victoria) Ltd are investigating and still deciding what to do next.

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Image caption Churchill House and Montgomery House stood 44.2 metres high and each had 58 flats over 15 floors

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