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Rhondda Cynon Taf: Carmel Chapel dating back to early 20th century partially collapses

Roads have been shut in South Wales after a chapel partially collapsed.

South Wales Police say they were called just after 6.30pm on Monday to "a report of an old chapel having partially collapsed".

The incident occurred at the junction of Chapel Terrace and Hillside Terrace in Porth.

The building is understood to be the former Carmel Chapel, which dates back to the early 20th century.

A cordon will remain in place until the rest of the building is made safe, police say.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed crews from Tonypandy and Ferndale attended the scene.

A spokesperson added that a stop message was received at approximately 9.34pm.

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Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Andrew Morgan, said in a post on X that council staff were also in attendance.

He said nearby roads were expected to stay closed "for some time".