Lancashire

Man escapes after girder hits car in Lancashire

A man had a "miraculous escape" when a roof at a former cotton mill in Lancashire collapsed.

A girder crashed onto his car at the Susan Mill on Spa Street in Burnley just after 2100 BST on Friday.

Three other people also managed to escape unhurt, a fire service spokesman said.

Watch manager Mark Woodward from Lancashire Fire and Rescue service said: "The man had a miraculous escape."

Building inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive have been at the scene gathering information. The area has been cordoned off.

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