Huge scaffolding collapse at building site injures at least two

Huge scaffolding collapse at building site injures at least two people as firefighters search rubble for more casualties Three people were injured after a scaffolding collapse at building in Reading  Witness said there was 'lots of shouting and running away after a sudden crash' Scaffolding was said to have collapsed from Greyfriars House, Greyfriars Road Ambulance service say reports indicate people may have been buried by rubble  A building site worker and a male and female couple were injured in the crash  **Did you witness the incident? Email [email protected]** 

By Henry Martin For Mailonline

Published: 12:18 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 13:17 BST, 1 August 2019

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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 11.30am

South Central Ambulance received multiple 999 calls saying that scaffolding had collapsed from Greyfriars House, Greyfriars Road, Reading

One witness said there was 'lots of shouting and running away after a sudden crash' after the incident, which unfolded at Greyfriars Road about

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