Man narrowly avoids being crushed by falling roof

CCTV footage shows a man escaping a collapsing building. Pic: Alexandra Şöhret Marie Hamit

A man narrowly avoided being crushed by bricks that came tumbling down from a collapsing building only seconds after he walked past it on Stoke Newington High Street during high winds over the weekend.

CCTV footage shows a big pile of bricks fell down from a roof onto the pavement as soon as the man went past Stokey Vintage Cafe.

He was seen running away as fast as he could in another clip when he sensed that something was falling behind him.

The two videos attracted hundreds of comments on Facebook.

“Buy yourself a lottery ticket this week mate,” said Michelle Upton.

“Oh my, he has a guardian angel,” commented Linda Barnes.

Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade rushed to the scene of the incident at 10:20am on March 10. No one was injured, however, it took nearly two hours to clean up the debris from the street.

The cafe, which opened last month, remains sealed off and will be closed until the building gets the cleared approvals from safety inspectors.

Proposed demolition of the building was withdrawn back in 2010.

Yellow weather warnings had been issued across the UK. The Met Office recorded winds of up to 65mph which caused damage to buildings and travel disruption over the weekend and warned commuters to take care when travelling.

The wild weather is expected to continue further into the week.

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