PHOTOS: Sheffield building collapse - demolition order

Pictured is the former Butlers Balti building on Broad Lane,Sheffield,where part of the building collapsed.The apartments above are rented by students.with the top floor collapsing to the lower ground floor
Pictured is the former Butlers Balti building on Broad Lane,Sheffield,where part of the building collapsed.The apartments above are rented by students.with the top floor collapsing to the lower ground floor

A BUILDING which caused residents to flee when part of it caved in is due to be demolished.

Students were lucky to be alive after a section of roof fell through on to the top floor of the Broad Lane flats in Sheffield city centre.

Collapsed: Flats above  the former Butlers Balti building on Broad Lane,Sheffield. Photo: Steve Ellis.

Collapsed: Flats above the former Butlers Balti building on Broad Lane,Sheffield. Photo: Steve Ellis.

A man and woman were taken to hospital following the incident at 2.30pm on Saturday, while another 30 were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

Inspectors from national watchdog the Health and Safety Executive have visited the scene, which remains cordoned off. Sheffield Council has confirmed the former home of Butler’s Balti House, which sits in the middle of a row of shops, will be knocked down for safety reasons.

Sheffield Homes organised emergency accommodation for the people living in the building.

Initial reports suggested the dramatic collapse was caused by a gas explosion, but emergency services now believe an attempt to knock down a supporting wall led to the devastation.

Pictured is the former Butlers Balti building on Broad Lane,Sheffield,where part of the building collapsed.The apartments above are rented by students.with the top floor collapsing to the lower ground floor

Pictured is the former Butlers Balti building on Broad Lane,Sheffield,where part of the building collapsed.The apartments above are rented by students.with the top floor collapsing to the lower ground floor

PHOTOS: Photograghs of the scene by The Star’s Steve Ellis, reader Tim Alston and BBC Look North journalist Kierra Liew.

-See Monday’s Star for a full report and pictures.

Destroyed: A gaping hole in the front of the building where homes used to be above the old Butlers Balti House, on Broad Lane. Photo: Tim Alston.

Destroyed: A gaping hole in the front of the building where homes used to be above the old Butlers Balti House, on Broad Lane. Photo: Tim Alston.

Building collapse: Emergency services attend the scene on Broad Lane, Sheffield. Photo: Kierra Liew @KierraLiew BBC Look North.

Building collapse: Emergency services attend the scene on Broad Lane, Sheffield. Photo: Kierra Liew @KierraLiew BBC Look North.