BREAKING: Reports That Manchester Victoria Roof Are Collapsing As We Speak!
We can confirm that part of the roof at Manchester Victoria Station has collapsed.
One witness Daniel Pratt says a ‘tidal wave’ of water from the roof collapse landed on top of a train at the station - as well as on a platform where people were walking!
He estimates a group of between 20 and 30 commuters were hit and some were bleeding.
Why have I just witness the ceiling at Manchester Victoria train station collapse on about 20 people because of the rain— Jenna Barton (@BartonJenna) October 18, 2016
Two posts 7hrs apart. Manchester Victoria train stations roof has apparently given way!! pic.twitter.com/WGla8qcNlR— Char (@LaytonCharlotte) October 18, 2016
Jus seen that inflatable roof explode with water at MCR Victoria station.— BeeKoTee (@BeeKoTee) October 18, 2016
People sparked out and bleeding. WTF!!! @MENnewsdesk
MANCHESTER VICTORIA STATION reports the brand new £40million roof has "COLLAPSED". Unconfirmed but I hope no-one is injured if it has :-(— Salford David (@SalfordDavid) October 18, 2016
Daniel said: “One woman I saw was knocked down and didn’t get up. I don’t know if she was knocked out but she didn’t move. I was about 50 yards away about to go through the ticket barrier."
The incident happened just after 4pm.
@BBCNWT the roof collapse on top of the train near platform 1/2 and gallons of water fell down on people boarding/leaving the train— Jenna Barton (@BartonJenna) October 18, 2016
Police have confirmed that the two people who were hit by the collapsed roof panels have been taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment after receiving blows to the head.
There are unconfirmed reports of delays to train services as a result.
We are working to find more details for you. Please get in touch on social if you have any further information.