Saturday 1 November 2014

Electricity pylon crashes into two homes in high winds

Published 27/12/2013 | 14:19

Strong winds have caused an electricity pylon to crash into two homes in Co Down.

The pylon collapsed last night on to the roof of a house in St Annes Terrace, Mayobridge.

Extensive damage was caused to the roof space of one property and a neighbouring home also caught fire.

Two families were taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry for treatment, but no one was believed to be seriously injured.

SDLP MLA Karen McKevitt said: "At around 10pm a pylon fell on two houses and caused one to go on fire. There was two families at home at the time but thank goodness they got out safely and after treatment they are now back with their families."

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