PICTURES: Strong winds blow off roof of Cork train station

PICTURES: Strong winds blow off roof of Cork train station

THESE are the stunning photos of Kent Train Station in Cork, which has suffered damage after strong winds blew off the canopy that covered two of its platforms.
Three people were injured in the incident, with one person being taken to hospital for their injuries.
Part of the roof collapsed at around 3pm onto a train that was at the platform, which was not in service at the time.

Bbx2-0TCMAAxH9H Photo credit: Photograph taken by a train driver moments after the incident

Several cars in the neighbouring car park werealso  damaged after the canopy landed on them.

Iarnród Éireann have since closed the station and said: "Emergency services are at the scene, and it is understood that one customer has been injured, although thankfully the injuries are not life threatening.

"While there were high winds and rain in the area at the time, the cause of the incident is not known at this time, and will be the subject of a full investigation."

BbyBmFpIEAA3bC31 Photo credit: Darragh Corkery ‏on Twitter

It is not expected that services will resume this evening, and it is not yet certain whether the station will re-open and services will resume tomorrow, as examinations of the roof structure will take place.

Despite high winds and bad weather, the specific cause of the roof collapse is not yet known and a full investigation will be carried out.

cork train-n Emergency services arrive at Kent station in Cork Photo credit: Paschal Sheehy