A man has told of how he escaped the Gerrard Terraces building as it collapsed.

 

Innocent Amos, a graduate who works as a bricklayer, said he was working on the 12th floor and had just stepped out to get more plaster to continue working.

 

He says he then noticed a “cracking sound” while standing close to a pillar and he quickly ran away as the 21-storey building came down in a heap, burying scores.

 

 

Another mam named Dougha Jude also took to Twitter to reveal that he was working in the building and left moments before it collapsed.