Man dead and woman seriously injured after roof collapses into bedroom in 'tragic' Bradford incident

A 47-year-old man has died and a woman is seriously injured after a building collapsed in Bradford.

Sunday, 23rd August 2020, 4:25 pm

Police, ambulance and fire crews were rushed to Knights Fold, Great Horton, at about 5am today to reports that the roof of a house had collapsed.

A man and a woman were seriously injured when debris from the roof fell into a bedroom.

The 28-year-old woman was taken to hospital and is being treated for serious but non life threatening injuries.

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The scene of the collapsed building on Knights Fold, Bradford, which left one man dead (Photo: Simon Hulme)

The 47-year-old man has died from his injuries.

Although it was originally reported by West Yorkshire Police that three children were inside the house at the time of the collapse, the police have now confirmed that the children were taken out of the house next door.

The family next door are being supported by authorities and will be rehoused.

Road closures are in place as structural engineers and fire crews work to make the building safe.

West Yorkshire Police have launched a full investigation into the incident (Photo: Simon Hulme)

West Yorkshire Police have launched a full investigation into the collapse with Bradford Council.

Detective Inspector Claudine Binns of Bradford District CID, said: “This has clearly been a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and a woman has received some serious injuries.

“Work is ongoing to make the building safe and we are in the early stages of a full investigation with the local authority to determine exactly how this fatal incident took place. A full file will be prepared for the coroner.

“The family of the adjoining home will be rehoused and authorities are working to support them in any way we can.

“Road closures will be in place at the scene throughout the day as structural engineers, police and fire services continue our work there.”