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.
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.
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.