Roof blown off apartment block in Slough

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A large police cordon remains in place around the scene of the incident.

Witnesses have described the moment a large section of an apartment block’s roof came crashing down onto Slough’s high street.

Taxi driver Haris Baig, 30, said he was just metres away from being caught under the structure as he drove along the High Street on Tuesday evening.

“There was a massive amount of noise. I was about 15 metres away and slammed on my brakes.

“I got out to see if everyone was alright. That was my first reaction, but at the same time I was thinking is this even safe?”

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Construction workers in Slough high street after a roof was blown off (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

“It was a disaster,” he said.

“It was a miracle no one was killed.”


A large police cordon remains in place around the scene of the incident, with part of the metal roof still propped up against the apartment building.

A white van, with its hazard lights flashing, can also be seen underneath the metal structure.

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Emergency services in Slough high street (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Sebastian Rejnisz, 44, who lives in the affected building, said: “I was moving my car out the back at the time when I heard a boom. I just thought it was the bins.

“I then went in and opened the front door [of the building] and saw the roof was on the street.

“Everyone was just running around.”

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