Hotel’s ceiling collapses

THE ceiling of a Worthing hotel collapsed this morning.

Firefighters were called to the Burlington Hotel in Marine Parade earlier today, after a five metre-square section of ceiling collapsed near to the hotel’s entrance.

Watch commander Ian Spawton said there was a report of an explosion prior to the collapse.

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Two fire engines and an aerial platform attended the hotel.

Workmen are currently on site.

The hotel said it would comment after the weekend.