Shoppers evacuate as floor collapses in West End shopping centre

Irving Hamilton
June 9, 2018

A buckling floor outside a supermarket in the inner-Brisbane suburb of West End has prompted the partial evacuation of a shopping centre.

"Coles West End is now closed for trade while engineers investigate an issue with flooring outside the store".

A spokesperson for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services told Yahoo7 News the collapse was initially reported as an explosion.

Shoppers were evacuated after the floor began caving in on Friday morning.

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Tiles were dislodged from the floor of the Coles store.

One woman said her husband was told to move his vehicle from the double level auto park beneath the store.

A structural engineer and builder were at the scene to asses possible causes by 1pm.

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