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Man injured in chimney collapse

Published 07/05/2015

Fire crews attended the scene
Fire crews attended the scene

A man has been taken to hospital after being trapped in rubble when a chimney collapsed at a house.

The accident occurred at a home on Southampton Way in Camberwell, south London just before 2pm.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) station manager Bruce Grain said: "Firefighters worked in difficult conditions to safely rescue the casualty from the rubble."

London Ambulance Service said one man was taken "as a priority" to College Hospital with leg and hip injuries, and a second was receiving hospital treatment for a head injury. A woman was taken to the same hospital with a wrist injury.

A number of emergency medical crews attended the scene, including London's air ambulance.

Mr Grain added: " The urban search and rescue team stabilised the property and used line rescue inside the building to remove larger pieces of rubble enabling them to free the man."

A 25-metre hazard zone was established around the property.

The cause of the chimney collapse is not yet known, LFB said.

A fire engine from Peckham fire station and fire rescue units from Brixton, Battersea, East Ham and Croydon fire stations attended the incident.

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