HC Deb 15 June 1939 vol 348 c1544W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the accident: at a warehouse at Newington Butts, S.E., when a wall 30 feet high collapsed, a man was killed, and many injured; and what was the cause of the accident?

Sir S. Hoare

I understand from a preliminary report that last Monday a wall and arch about 10 feet high, forming part of a building which was being demolished, collapsed, killing one man and injuring five others who were engaged in loading a lorry nearby. The circumstances are being further investigated.

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