BREAKING: Fears for buried bystanders as huge scaffolding collapse in Reading

EMERGENCY services have rushed to a scaffolding that has collapsed by a multi storey car park injuring two in Reading town centre.

There are fears that more people could be trapped inside with the entry blocked.

Thermal imaging equipment is being used to search the debris by fire service.

South Central Ambulance Service have confirmed that two people have been injured.

Reports have said that 999 calls suggested there are people under the rubble.

A part of a derelict building was being demolished when the scaffolding came crashing down onto Garrard Street.

There is debrs lying across the road by the construction site following the accident at 11.30am on Thursday.

The road is used as an entry to an NCP car park and also by taxis heading to Reading station.

There are more than ten emergency services vehicles on the scene.

It is unclear how serious are the injuries.

An ambulance spokesperson said: “We currently have a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance at the scene and our Hazardous Area Response Team are en route along with a further two ambulances.

“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. “

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson confirmed they had been called to the scene of a scaffold collapse in Garrads Street.

They said: “Two people are being treated for injuries on the scene.”

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