Children hurt in Tranent Church Hall ceiling collapse

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image captionPlaster fell from the ceiling at Tranent Church Hall

Some children were injured when part of a ceiling collapsed at a church hall in East Lothian.

Emergency services were called to Tranent Church Hall in Tranent just before 19:00 on Tuesday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was not a structural collapse but plaster fell from the ceiling.

A number of children suffered superficial injuries but no-one was seriously injured.

A police spokesman said: "Police in East Lothian were called to an address in Church Street, Tranent at around 6.55pm following reports that a portion of the building's roof had collapsed.

"Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended.

"There are no serious injuries."

The Church of Scotland said it had held a meeting with officials from the Health and Safety Executive and the building would remain closed until further notice.

A spokesman said: "We are very thankful that the injuries sustained were not more serious and we hope the children are now recovering.

"Our prayers are with everyone who was hurt or affected by this incident."

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