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Mine shaft discovered near Cornish school

Mine shaft discovered near Cornish school

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:23pm 23rd August 2019.

A mine shaft has been discovered near a school in Cornwall.

The area in St Blazey has been fenced off while officials work out how to make it safe.

Cornwall Council made the discovery on Lamellyn Road, Biscovey, following a drilling investigation.

Pirate FM understands that it is near a primary school but officials say there is no direct impact.

"Following reports of a depression within the footway/verge in Lamellyn Road, Biscovey, engineers from Cormac conducted a drilling investigation. 

"This has subsequently turned out to be a small choked shaft. 

"Currently the site has been fenced off to prevent access while a decision is made on how to remediate and make the shaft safe. 

"The site lies to the east of the school and has no direct impact on the property."

Cornwall Council

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