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Glasgow flats collapse as Storm Ophelia hits Scotland


The front of a block of flats has been brought down in high winds as Storm Ophelia sweeps across Scotland. The block in the south side of Glasgow, which was earmarked for partial demolition, came down at about 4am on Tuesday as the storm passed over from Ireland. Glasgow City Council said an exclusion zone had already been put around the block due to the planned work and no-one was injured in the collapse. Elsewhere, a scout hall roof was blown off and a number of trees came down in Dumfries and Galloway as the region took the brunt of winds up to 77mph. Train services were temporarily hit between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and from the capital to Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth, as trees were blown onto tracks but transport seemed to avoid major disruption.

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