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.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 7:34 am
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 9:52 am
This image of the collapsed gable end of the a house on Old Lane, Shevington, has been widely shared on social media

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.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

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."

Thanks for reading. If you value what we do and are able to support us, a digital subscription is just £1 for your first month. Try us today by clicking here and viewing our offers.