Two women were taken to hospital after a roof collapsed inside a popular Manchester city center pub.
PARIS (July 12) – Consumers at a waterhouse on Princess Street were evacuated when debris fell from a roof in the evening.
No one was seriously injured, police said.
Four people were assessed at the scene by fire service trauma technicians and paramedics.
The fire service said two women were taken to hospital by the Northwest Ambulance Service for a precautionary check.
One person told MEN that customers were told to leave the premises while emergency personnel dealt with the incident.
Police and firefighters were on the scene this evening after the incident, which occurred just before 9 p.m.
There is a cordon around the pub.
Ross was eating at the Austin Pub, run by China JD Weterspoon, when he heard a loud noise.
“I was eating at Waterhouse Waiter Spins in St. Peter’s Square at the time and I heard the roof collapse from the explosion,” he said.
“I was in the other room at the time and everyone looked surprised and I don’t think anyone was hurt but I told everyone to go out.
“The staff looked surprised because we didn’t expect it to happen. I left after that.
A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: Called
“Two fire engines from Manchester Central and Salford fire stations, as well as technical rescue units from Leh, rushed to the scene.
“Firefighters are working with colleagues at Greater Manchester Police to secure the scene.
“Four people were assessed at the scene by the fire service’s trauma technician and paramedics.
“Two women have been taken to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service for a precautionary check.
“GMFRS staff are present.”
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police have been notified about a roof collapse at a property on Princess Street in Manchester around 8.55pm this evening.
“Participated in emergency services, no serious injuries.
“One scene remains, while the investigation is ongoing.”
MEN has contacted JD Witherspoon for comment.