Breaking News – Scaffold collapse in Reading

Members of the public feared trapped as scaffold collapses on demolition site in Reading.

Two people have been injured and more are feared trapped after a major scaffold collapse at Greyfriars House in Reading, Berkshire.

Witnesses reported hearing “lots of shouting and running away after a sudden crash” as scaffolding at around 11.15 am local time. Hundreds of scaffolding boards and poles were said to have ‘tumbled to the ground’ in a huge cloud of debris.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson said initial 999 calls suggested people were under the rubble.

Emergency services are now using thermal imaging equipment to search the debris.

One person is currently being treated at the scene with a head injury. A second is being treated for chest pains.