Horror as house collapse leaves two in hospital as rubble sent flying across street | The Sun

A HOUSE collapsed on a street which sent rubble flying and left two in hospital this morning.

Part of the roof crashed down and is said to have caused a huge smoke cloud which left nearby vehicles covered in dust.

It is thought the house collapsed moments after the home owner put their key in the front door.

A mass evacuation from neighbouring properties followed after the incident.

There were two casualties treated by paramedics before they were taken to hospital. An investigation in Portsmouth, Hampshire, is underway.

Hampshire Police closed the road in both directions. Utility companies took over to isolate the gas and power supply.


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It comes a few months after a girl, four, was killed in a horror house collapse following an explosion in Thornton Heath, South London.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called at 08:30 to Langford Road in Portsmouth after a terraced house collapsed this morning.

"One crew from Southsea Fire Station and a USAR advisor were in attendance to assess the damage and make the scene safe.

"Two casualties were treated by South Central Ambulance Service paramedics before they were taken onto hospital.

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"A number of houses were evacuated and the road was closed as a cordon was put in place.

"The incident was handed over to Hampshire Constabulary and Portsmouth City Council engineers as utility companies worked to isolate the power and gas supply.

"HIWFRS returned to station following the stop message at 11:08."

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