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Mosque collapse closes roads in Birmingham

2015-04-07 01:14:02

Collapsed Mosque(Image: Highgate Fire Station)

A mosque has collapsed in Birmingham, leaving roads closed and emergency services working to make the area safe.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokeswoman said crews were called to the mosque on Walford Road, Sparkbrook, at about 23:30 BST on Monday.

A specialist dog unit from Leicestershire was brought in to search the area for possible casualties. The all-clear was given at about 03:00 BST.

Walford Road remains closed and police have asked people to avoid the area.

West Midlands Police added that investigations were under way.

Collapsed MosqueWest Midlands Fire Service said crews were at the property, trying to make the area safe

Collapsed MosqueSpecialist search teams were brought in to check for casualties


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