Building partially collapses in Glasgow, emergency services on scene (VIDEOS)
Police, ambulance and fire services appeared to be assessing the situation following the aftermath of the incident, which is said to have occurred at around 12pm on Saturday, close to the junction of Benalder Street and Dumbarton Road.
Just happened building collapsed in Partic, Glasgow, hope no one hurt pic.twitter.com/Z6vzdXbnDK— aʟi ✁----- (@The45Storm) August 6, 2016
No injuries have been reported from the collapse.
Local media have suggested an “explosion” in an Italian restaurant caused the collapse, however this has not been confirmed.
Firefighters at Benalder Street, Glasgow amid reports of dangerous building. Update to follow. pic.twitter.com/zLSggJbkPq— Official SFRS (@fire_scot) August 6, 2016
One witness told LBC he heard a “tremendous rumble” while he was in the shower and said the noise felt like thunder.
“I looked outside the kitchen window and there was this cloud of dust,” he said. “We immediately thought that the wall of the terrace must have fallen.”
“We heard a woman screaming horribly so our first thought was that someone got injured and that was our biggest fear,” he added.
BREAKING: Major incident here in Partick, Glasgow as flats collapse and crash to the ground. Huge emergency response pic.twitter.com/E8ntLnRA2b— Connor Gillies (@ConnorGillies) August 6, 2016
Police have not given details of any injuries from incident but said there were road closures and diversions in the area.
Some witnesses said they saw a woman being “treated for shock,” according to the Mirror.
Many local residents were stunned by the incident and posted photos showing bricks and rubble strewn across the road.
Building collapse/explosion in Partick, Glasgow. Near the Cross. pic.twitter.com/SWa9gZ5CVq— Furrymustard (@DavyGardiner) August 6, 2016
Looks like a building has collapsed behind the Dolphin in Partick. Loads of ambulances, fire engines and police. pic.twitter.com/DENRM3doQk— Alasdair Hunter (@alasdair_h) August 6, 2016
Building partially collapsed in Partick pic.twitter.com/1zJNt8MG2k— Gillian Wilson (@Ladycult) August 6, 2016