|Owner of Collapsed Building in Court|
Two families in temporary accommodation after Monday's incident
Ealing Council is taking action against the owner of a building which collapsed in West Ealing injuring two people.
The top floor of the terraced house on Hatfield Road in W13 - believed to have been illegally converted - was being demolished when it collapsed onto the flat below.
The Mahmood family, who were inside their downstairs flat when it happened, feared for their lives and had to flee. Cab driver, Akmal Mahmood,45, said they were lucky to be alive.
The next door property was also damaged and Debbie Murphy who has three young children including a four week old baby, has also had to be rehoused.
Ealing Council say the building had been converted from office to residential use without proper planning permission.
A spokesperson said:
''The council’s civil response team were on site very soon after they became aware of the situation. The Building has been made safe and we have called in the Health and Safety Executive, who is conducting an investigation.
“The families affected have been provided with emergency, temporary accommodation by the council.''
14th May 2015