Woman, 77, dies after house collapses in Wigan
A police investigation is underway after a 77-year-old woman died when a house collapsed in Shevington, Wigan.
Crews were called to Old Lane in Shevington to reports of a house collapse on Sunday afternoon.
They found that a large part of the gable end of the building had fallen into a neighbour's driveway and were told a person was missing.
Firefighters cleared the debris by hand and managed to rescue the missing person, who was taken to Wigan Royal Infirmary but sadly died.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At about 2.50pm on Sunday, July 18, officers were called to reports that a house had collapsed at Old Lane, Shevington, Wigan.
"NWAS, an air ambulance and GMFRS also attended and a 77-year-old woman was rescued and taken to hospital but, sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead. An investigation is under way."
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