Two apartment building residents have been evacuated after a building’s roof collapsed in Co. Antrim.

According to reports, 16 apartments in the Rathcoole estate’s Green End neighborhood have been impacted.

Four fire trucks and other emergency services are on the site, and the roadway outside has been closed off.

In several situations, residents who have been injured have been left outside with their bags and sometimes even their dogs.

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has informed them of their possibilities for alternate housing.

“Our team is on-site in Green End, Rathcoole assisting residents impacted by the incident this afternoon,” it posted on social media.

“Any households who may be affected and have not spoken to us this evening can call us 03448 920908.”

Police have confirmed they are at the scene and are urging drivers to avoid the area. 

“Motorists are advised that the Green End area of Newtownabbey is closed from Rathmullan Drive due to the partial collapse of a building in the area,” a PSNI spokesperson said. 

“Please seek an alternative route for your journey.”

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