Roof panel hits house
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Ormiston Academy roof panel crashes into houses in Stoke-on-Trent

A roof panel has been blown off a school by high winds in Stoke-on-Trent causing damage to nearby houses.

The fire service said it was "a miracle" that no-one was hurt after part of a roof blew off Ormiston Academy school in Chell.

It said the steel-framed panel had made a large hole in an elderly person's bungalow in Lowhurst Drive after being dislodged on Wednesday.

Resident Betty Rigby said: "We heard a loud bang. It was frightening - we thought it was a bomb or a gas explosion."

  • 13 Feb 2014