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Emergency services at the scene Diarmuid Pepper
Roof Collapse

Man in critical condition after building partially collapses in Dundalk

The man was walking past the building as bricks fell from the roof.

LAST UPDATE | 25 May 2023

A MAN IS in critical condition in hospital after part of a building collapsed in Dundalk in Co Louth.

Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of the incident on Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk.

Gardaí said this afternoon that a pedestrian walking past the building at the time of the incident was critically injured and is currently being treated in hospital.

Photos circulating online show a man lying on the ground after the collapse.

The roof from which the bricks fell belongs to a residential apartment above the constituency office of Senator John McGahon.

A mound of bricks are lying on the street where emergency services are attending.

In a statement, Louth County Council said: “Members of the public are requested to avoid the area to allow emergency service personnel to carry out work and make the area safe.

“Our thoughts are with the injured person.”

Clanbrassil Street is currently closed to traffic. Local diversions are in place.

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