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Building partially collapses in Hunstanton after heavy rain





Torrential rain on Tuesday may have played its part in the dramatic partial collapse of the front of a building in Hunstanton, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The carrstone front of the two-storey building collapsed with a loud crash in Chapel Lane, close to the junction with Southend Road, damaging adjacent parked cars. No-one was hurt.

Fire crews from Norfolk Fire and Rescue with two special service units were on site on Wednesday afternoon carrying out emergency shoring-up to prevent any further collapse as other parts of the wall remain bulging either side of the collapsed area.

Collapse of the front of a building in Hunstanton thought to be due to torrential rain. Photo credit: Barry Slemmings (51337091)
Collapse of the front of a building in Hunstanton thought to be due to torrential rain. Photo credit: Barry Slemmings (51337091)

Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews attended all day and made the building safe on Southend Road, which Chapel Lane leads on to, just before 6pm.

The outer skin of the wall was gone leaving only the exposed core of the wall and the ends of the joists showing below the bedroom window.

Collapse of the front of a building in Hunstanton thought to be due to torrential rain. Photo credit: Barry Slemmings (51337103)
Collapse of the front of a building in Hunstanton thought to be due to torrential rain. Photo credit: Barry Slemmings (51337103)


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