LONDON Road in Norbury has been re-opened following yesterday's partial building collapse. Road closures were in place until this morning after the roof at number 1505 London Road started caving in just before midday (Saturday). A man and a woman passing-by were hit by bricks falling from the building and taken to hospital with injuries described by the Met police as not life-threatening. A London Ambulance Service spokesman said the 39-year-old man was treated for a head injury and taken as a priority to St George's Hospital, Tooting. The woman was treated for a foot injury and taken to Croydon University Hospital. London Fire Brigade station manager Sally Harper said fourteen people inside the property were evacuated without injury. Shops next to the building are also open today after being evacuated yesterday as a precaution. One shopkeeper described hearing a "huge crash" as the roof collapse started. He told the Advertiser: "After that the bricks fell and one man walking on the street was hit. "He suddenly fell down on the floor and people went out to try and help him. "Within a minute or two police, ambulance and the fire brigade arrived. "Police then came and said we should close the shop." Four fire engines and a number of specialist vehicles attended the scene, after being called at 11.46am. Scaffolding has now been put up around the building, which has Rage hair salon on the ground floor and two floors of flats above.
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