KENT RAILWAY STATION in Cork has closed following the collapse of canopies at platforms 1 and 2, resulting in at least one person being injured.
Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Emergency services are at the scene.
A train was stopped at one of these platforms at the time of the collapse, although was not in service.
Bus transfers between Mallow and Cork are in place, Irish Rail has said.
Cork City Fire Service said there are dealing with other possible roof collapses in the city.
It is believed high winds and torrential rain may have caused damage to the canopies, although a full investigation will be conducted into the cause.
Local resident Noel Doran told TheJournal.ie the weather was so severe at the time “it was a like a wall of wind and rain”, with some of those in the area at the time saying it was ‘like a tornado’.
“From what we could see, emergency services were on the scene within literally minutes”, he said, “there were at least six or seven ambulances”.
“A literal fleet of buses arrived as well to take passengers away, no one seemed to hanging around long”.
He said a stretch of the Lower Glanmire Road, outside the station, is covered in debris, and gardaí have closed off the footpaths.
These two platforms handle the Cork-Cobh and Cork-Midleton services.
The station is expected to reopen tomorrow.
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Originally published 3.34pm