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Police cordon off Belfast city centre streets after partial collapse of building wall

Police cordoned off part of Castle Street and Queen Street in Belfast following the partial collapse of a building. Picture by Mal McCann

POLICE cordoned off two streets in a main thoroughfare of Belfast city centre yesterday following the partial collapse of a building wall.

The upper floor of a derelict shop on Castle Street appeared to have suffered structural damage leading to police and health and safety officials throwing a cordon round the building.

As well as closing off part of Castle Street to traffic and pedestrians police also closed off nearby Queen Street.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Castle Street and Queen Street in Belfast City Centre have been closed by police following the partial collapse of a building wall.

"Motorists should avoid the area and seek alternative routes."

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