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18th Dec 2013

PICTURES: Storm Causes Roof to Collapse At Cork Railway Station

The roof collapsed due to high winds and emergency services are on the scene.

Earlier today we reported that the mild winter we’d all been enjoying was about to come to an abrupt stop, with a severe weather warning in place for large parts of the country.

Now, the evidence of those extreme conditions has begun rolling in.

It seems as though the second city is bearing the brunt of the damage so far, with these images of Kent Station in Cork spreading rapidly on social media.

Early reports suggest that emergency services have rushed to the scene after a part of the roof collapsed.

The Irish Times reports that roofing on the Cobh platform collapsed shortly after 3pm this afternoon and landed on an unoccupied passenger train. The paper further reports that three individuals were injured at the scene.

The storm currently sweeping the country has resulted in Met Éireann issuing a code red alert for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, a code orange for Clare and Cavan, and a code yellow for the rest of the country.