Thousands raised for families of five men who died at recycling site in Birmingham

The families of the five men are facing bills of around £5,000 each to repatriate their bodies. A local newspaper has started a campaign to raise cash to help towards the costs of returning them to their home country of Gambia.

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Fire Service pays respects to five men who died at recycling centre

Councillor Mohammed Idrees, lead Member of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority has laid a wreath on behalf of the brigade.

The service is paying its respects to the five men who died after a wall collapsed at the Hawkeswood Metal Recycling in Nechells on Thursday morning.

All five bodies recovered after collapse at scrapyard

The bodies of all five men who died after a collapse at a scrapyard in Birmingham have now been recovered.

They were killed when a wall collapsed at Hawkeswood Metal Recycling in Nechells on Thursday morning.

It's taken two days for all the bodies to be recovered at the site Credit: BPM Media

Forensic post-mortem examinations are set to be carried out on the victims on Monday and the coroner has been kept closely informed.

After two days of recovery operation, police say the bodies were retrieved "safely and with dignity".

'We are trying to keep everyone calm'

A leader in Birmingham's Gambian community is urging for calm and patience as rescue workers continue to try and recover the final two bodies trapped in the rubble from yesterday's wall collapse.

Five men in total were killed when the wall came down at Hawkswood Metal Recycling in Nechells yesterday morning.

Bamba Mass says they expected all the bodies to have been recovered by now:


Third body recovered from wall collapse rubble

The scene of yesterday's wall collapse at a recycling centre, killing five workers. Credit: ITV News Central

A third body has been recovered from the rubble of yesterday's wall collapse in Nechells in Birmingham.

It means three of the victims' bodies have now been retrieved, although two are still trapped in the collapse.

Bodies of two workers crushed in wall collapse recovered

The men were working at Hawkeswood Metal in Nechells Credit: Pool

The bodies of two of five workers crushed to death in a wall collapse at a metal recycling plant have been recovered.

Their remains were taken from the scene by private ambulance after a day of painstaking work by emergency crews to retrieve the men from underneath tons of metal and concrete rubble.

Police say three other victims remain at the scene and are due to be recovered tomorrow morning.

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