Woman’s body found after house collapse

Eleanor Barlow, PA

The body of a woman has been found after a house collapsed.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to reports that a house had collapsed in Ramsbottom, Bury, just before 9.30pm on Wednesday.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene and another woman and child were taken to hospital with minor injuries, the force said.

Five properties, in East View in Summerseat, were evacuated as a precaution and three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

A joint investigation is being carried out by police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and local authorities in Bury.

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