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Incident near proposed terminal site

Panel falls from Prince's Dock skyscraper

A tower block in Liverpool next to the site of a proposed new terminal for Isle of Man ferries has been cordoned off after a safety alert.

A cladding panel fell from the 20th floor of Alexandra Tower, smashing to pieces on the ground below.

The skyscraper is next to Prince's Half-Tide Dock, the proposed location for a new ferry terminal, if vessels from the Island are ousted from their current berth at the Pier Head to make way for a cruise liner terminal.

No one was hurt, but the Liverpool Echo has quoted the tower block's caretaker saying he thought the smash was a car crashing, and anyone walking underneath "wouldn't have stood a chance." 

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