Homes evacuated in Egremont after mineshaft collapse

Nine homes in West Cumbria have been evacuated after the collapse of an old mineshaft in Egremont.

A drilling rig being used to cap the mine with concrete, fell around 50 feet into the shaft this afternoon, November 14.

The collapse has caused a hole in the ground of around 75 feet across, close to a group of houses.

Nine homes in West Cumbria have been evacuated.
Nine homes in West Cumbria have been evacuated. Credit: ITV Border
A drilling rig being used to cap the mine with concrete, fell around 50 feet into the shaft.
A drilling rig being used to cap the mine with concrete, fell around 50 feet into the shaft. Credit: ITV Border

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Homes evacuated after mineshaft collapse

Nine homes in West Cumbria have been evacuated after the collapse of an old mineshaft in Egremont.