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Scaffolding collapses onto car in Cardiff street

Scaffolding has fallen onto a car and caused damage to neighbouring homes in the Grangetown area of Cardiff.

The rig fell from a property on Clive Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A Mercedes car remains trapped underneath the scaffolding and a second car narrowly missed being crushed. Police have said no one was hurt in the incident.

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Ahmed Aboutaleb was staying at his friend’s flat at the property which the scaffolding was attached to when the incident happened at around 2:30am on Sunday morning.

”I was inside the home and I had a feeling like the sky came to the floor,” he said.

”I looked out the window and it was very noisy and the wind was very strong.”

Mr Aboutaleb said it was his friend’s car which was damaged by the collapsed scaffolding, admitted they are ”gutted” as they only bought it a month or so ago.

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The street has been closed since the incident happened and drivers are being diverted down the opposite side of the road.

Neighbour Jackie Lazenby said: ”It was really windy last night but even my son in the front bedroom didn’t hear anything.

”We are really lucky it didn’t hit our vehicle but it has pulled down our telephone cable and our drain pipe. My internet isn’t working.”

A weather warning for wind has been issued for Wales and Storm Atiyah is forecast to hit Wales from Sunday evening until Monday morning.

Cardiff Council has confirmed the scaffolding is privately owned, but a spokesman said an inspector will visit to ensure the highway is safe.

A spokeswoman for Carville Scaffolding said the collapse had been caused by the weather.

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