Homes Evacuated After Wall Collapse

7 August 2016, 05:59

A pub and block of flats were evacuated after the wall of a restaurant roof garden collapsed and fell around 20ft into the street.

Residents from an adjacent block of flats in Glasgow's Benalder Street and customers at a nearby pub were led to safety by firefighters after the wall fell at around 11.59am on Saturday.

The restaurant was closed at the time and no-one was injured in the incident, which closed the road.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews carried out a search of the three-storey tenement and removed the wall from the street.

SFRS group manager Brian Winter said: "Our priority was to ensure the safety of the public so we carried out an evacuation and then conducted a thorough search.

"All persons were accounted.

"The wall was right above the restaurant, surrounding its roof garden, and a part of that wall fell around 20 feet onto the pavement below.

"We have now cleared that debris from the area and made the scene safe.''

SFRS said building control officials had attended after being notified of the unsafe wall, along with Police Scotland.

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