A building has collapsed and has been reduced to rubble in Tameside, Greater Manchester after a vehicle smashed into it. The major incident has happened on Canterbury Street in Ashton-under-Lyne, with emergency services rushing to the scene. Pictures show the street covered in rubble, showing part of the building has collapsed. It is not known if there have been any injuries.
The Manchester Evening News has reported its reporter James Holt is at the scene, and he said there is a “huge emergency services presence”.
He also took to Twitter to say he had been a number of nearby properties have been evacuated by emergency services.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have said they were called to a road traffic collision on Canterbury Street at 6.45pmthis evening.
The police force confirmed a car hit a building, causing part of the structure to collapse.
A woman has also been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. She has been taken into police custody as enquiries continue.
GMP tweeted: “At 6:45pm on 5/1/23 officers attended a road traffic collision on Canterbury Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside.
“A car collided with a building causing part of the building to collapse.
“Officers and emergency services are in attendance and a scene is in place.
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Mr Holt has also said a car has smashed into the same building back on September 9.
He tweeted a picture of the damage, and wrote: “This is the exact same building.
“A resident showed me another car ploughed into it on the 9th September.”
It said a vehicle has hit a building which has subsequently collapsed, also urging people to avoid the area.
The publication tweeted: “Emergency services are currently at the scene of an incident on Canterbury Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.
“A vehicle has hit a building which has collapsed – this is the scene at present. Please avoid the area.”
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