After the supermarket ceiling collapsed, a four-week-old baby was transported to the hospital.
A BABY was hurt when the roof of an Asda collapsed on top of the trolley it was in.
The baby, who is thought to be around four weeks old, was hurt and sent to hospital after an Asda ceiling collapsed on top of the trolley he was riding in. Following the terrifying incident at around 4.45pm yesterday, customers at the Ashton-under-Lyne supermarket were evacuated (July 15).
Images taken inside the store show a part of the ceiling near the self-checkout tills that has been damaged, with debris strewn across the floor.
The scenes were described as “heartbreaking” by a 34-year-old lady who was shopping inside the store at the time of the occurrence.
“The aluminum panels crashed on the infant in the trolley seat,” she told MEN. The baby boy was about four weeks old at the time.
“The infant has been sent to the hospital. Asda employees applied a cold compress on his head and prepared a bottle. I recommended not feeding him or leaving the compress on for more than 2 to 5 minutes at a time.
“I was with my daughter at the time. The screams of that woman were heartbreaking.”
“I was going around and I went down one of the aisles and heard this enormous bang,” Paul Bowers, who was also in the shop at the moment the ceiling collapsed, said.
“They were calling everyone to the checkout line, so I ran over to see if anyone was harmed.
“A woman with a pram was just below it, but she managed to run away at the last second,” someone said.
“When I initially heard it, I assumed it was a bomb going off. The next thing I knew, there was a cloud of dust all over the place. They told everyone to leave the building and cease shopping.”
“We are aware of an incident at our Ashton store and we are presently investigating what could have happened,” an Asda spokesman said.
Paige Oldfield contributed additional reporting.