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Evacuated tenants re-homed

The tenants of proiperties that needed to be evacuated in Egremont because of the mine shaft collapse have been re-homed by their housing association, Home group.

Andrea Thorn, Home Group’s head of customer service said:

“Land owned by Copeland Borough Council has suffered subsidence. We have agreed with customers living in four of our properties nearby to relocate while investigations take place.

“We’re providing hotel accommodation for two families and two others have chosen to stay with relatives. We’ll continue to support our customers and we’re liaising with the council on when they will be able to return.”

– Andrea Thorn, Home Group

Houses evacuated after mine collapse

Six houses in Egremont have been evacuated after an old mine shaft collapsed.

The council have been monitoring the area for six months after 'slippage' was reported and a 76m deep pit shaft found.

The council were trying to fill the hole in with concrete when the drilling rig, which was being controlled remotely, fell into the shaft.

No one was hurt in the incident. There is currently a 25m depression around the area which is encroaching on the houses.

Engineering consultants are on site.

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