By Henry Martin For Mailonline
Published: 12:18 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 13:17 BST, 1 August 2019
Three people have been injured and more are feared buried beneath rubble after scaffolding collapsed outside a building in Reading today.
A building site worker sustained a head injury, and a male and female couple who were passing by at the time of the collapse, at Greyfriars Road at about 11.15am, were also hurt following the incident.
The man suffered chest pains and shock, while the woman sustained an ankle injury, but more are feared injured as emergency services continue to scour the rubble following reports that one or two people may be 'buried by the collapsed structure'.
A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said they received multiple 999 calls saying scaffolding had collapsed from the front of Greyfriars House.
The SCAS spokesman told MailOnline: 'Our staff are currently assessing two patients – one with chest pains and one with a head injury – and the Fire Service are using their thermal imaging equipment to search the collapsed scaffolding.'
One witness said there was 'lots of shouting and running away after a sudden crash' after the incident, which unfolded at Greyfriars Road about