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Demolition starts on collapsed Egremont house

The demolition of a house has begun after the rear side of it collapsed into a Cumbrian river following heavy rain.

Engineers worked through the night after the rear of the three-storey property in Egremont plunged into the River Ehen on Tuesday.

The building was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished and surrounding structures made safe.

No-one was hurt in the collapse, but two nearby homes were evacuated as engineers said there was a danger of falling debris.

  • 29 Aug 2012