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Following the evacuation of houses affected by the collapse of a mid-terrace property in Langford Road, structural engineers for Portsmouth City Council are working with utilities and emergency services to ensure that affected properties are made safe.

It happened around 8.30am today (7 December), and two people from the property were taken to hospital for treatment.

A rest centre has been established to provide temporary shelter and welfare support for those who have been displaced.

We anticipate that most residents will be able to return home later today, following the emergency utilities work. Anyone who cannot return to their home tonight is being supported to find an alternative place to stay.