Page last updated at 21:17 GMT, Thursday, 6 May 2010 22:17 UK

Ceiling falls in on bingo players

Emergency crews at the scene
Fire crews from Galashiels and Selkirk raced to the scene

Bingo players had a narrow escape when a false ceiling collapsed at a club in the Scottish Borders.

Three fire engines, three ambulances and two police vans were called to the Pavilion in Galashiels on Thursday evening.

No-one was injured and the building was evacuated along with the adjoining cinema complex.

Cinema-goers were given refunds as they left the building. Safety experts were due to examine the scene.

Crews from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service sealed off the bingo club's front entrance and remained at the scene waiting for inspectors from Scottish Borders Council's building control team to investigate the incident.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman said: "The information we have is that a large part of false ceiling has come down in the bingo club. No persons were injured and the matter will be investigated by building control."

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "We attended at the scene because of concerns raised but no persons were required to be taken to hospital."



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