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Homes evacuated after mineshaft collapses

Nine homes in Egremont in West Cumbria have been evacuated Credit: ITV Border
The collapse of the old mineshaft made a hole in the ground around 75 feet wide. Credit: ITV Border

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

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

There is more coverage of this story at ITV Border.