Building collapses in Norbury

The roof collapsed above Rage hairdressers in London Road. Picture Google.

The roof collapsed above Rage hairdressers in London Road. Picture Google.

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A building has partially collapsed in Norbury, injuring two people.

The Metropolitan Police are advising motorists and pedestrians to stay away from London Road after the roof above Rage hairdressers fell in at about 11.45 am today.

A London Ambulance spokeswoman said one man suffered a head injury and was taken to St George's Hospital as a priority.

Another man went to Croydon Hospital with a foot injury.

The building has been declared unsafe and surrounding buildings have been evacuated.

A worker from Eva Hair and Beauty, opposite to where the building collapsed, said: "There were police, fire engines, ambulances - everything was here.

"Everything is closed now. It's very quiet. There's only the police and a few firemen. 

"We were told to close and we thought we might be able to reopen this afternoon, but now we're going home."

A police spokesman said London Road was closed in both directions "and would be for some time".

 

 

 

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5:29pm Sat 17 May 14

JohnTheEngineer says...

You can see the bulge in the roofline in Google Streetview from the curvature of the Gutter so it must have been quite visible to the owners from ground level
You can see the bulge in the roofline in Google Streetview from the curvature of the Gutter so it must have been quite visible to the owners from ground level JohnTheEngineer
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