Ceiling Collapses at Florence Station

Florence Station

Mind your head: 3 to 4 metres of false ceiling panels on the projecting roof at the entrance of the Santa Maria Novella train station crumbled and fell down, blocking part of the road access to the station. 

The ceiling collapse occurred in the early hours of the morning of July 26, and firemen were called to the scene at around 2 am. The cause of the incident is unconfirmed as of yet, but it is suspected that water damage to part of the Florence station roof could be to blame. 

Thorough checks of the projecting roofs at the entrances to the station will be carried out to ensure that there is no danger of such an incident recurring. Until the all-clear has been given, even access to the unaffected entrance on the opposite side of the Florence station is partially blocked.

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.  (saskia brown)