Man taken to Ninewells, residents evacuated and road sealed off after building collapse

A man has been taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after a building collapse this afternoon.

Residents in Union Street, Montrose have been evacuated and the road closed to traffic after part of the building fell down.

At least two police cars are on the scene, with each end of Union Street closed to traffic. Diversions are in place.

Fire units were also on the scene.

A 31-year-old man was taken to Ninewells, according to a police statement.

A spokesman said: “Police Scotland are currently in attendance in Union Street, Montrose, along with other emergency services, in response to a structural collapse of part of a building.

“A 31 year old man has been taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries, and all residents within the building have been safely evacuated.

“Enquiries are ongoing as to the cause of the problem.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 11.05am on Tuesday, March 13 to reports of an unstable balcony on the exterior of a tenement building on Union Street, Montrose.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of resources the scene.

“Firefighters assisted two individuals to safety.

“Crews left the scene at 12.22pm after ensuring the area was made safe.”