London: Lucky Escape Of A Pedestrian Caught On CCTV Before Bricks Fall From The Top Of A Building during high winds.
The CCTV clip showed the pedestrian walking past the building in Stoke Newington High Street of the northeast part of London, just a couple of seconds after the pedestrian walked past the building, Bricks fell down to the ground.
The Met Office Weather Service said on Sunday that southern England experienced wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour which also caused trees to fall on railway lines.
A spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade said that no person has been injured in the incident that happened in Stoke Newington High Street.
The footage was captured by a CCTV from a supermarket that was on the opposite side of the building.
Bobby Kasanga said that he was in the store for a fundraising to support his local football team when they saw the bricks fall down from the building.
Bobby said, “We were in the back of the store but when we heard the bricks crash down we ran outside to check what was going on. Then we went back inside to watch the CCTV to see what happened and saw how lucky the guy was. We called Hackney Council and they cordoned off the area as they weren’t sure if more debris would fall.”
The local newspaper said that in 2010 an application to demolish the said building was withdrawn.