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Glasgow tower blocks fail to fall

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By Euronews
Glasgow tower blocks fail to fall

<p>It should have been the end of the road for six tower blocks in Glasgow, Scotland. But the planned mass demolition of the buildings which had been part of the city landscape for years did not go to plan.</p> <p>After the explosions and the smoke two defiant buildings remained partially upright. The block of flats is known locally as the Red Road Towers.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Botched demolition of Glasgow towers leaves two of the six buildings standing <a href="http://t.co/7YSefS073R">http://t.co/7YSefS073R</a> <a href="http://t.co/7HoCWun7gH">pic.twitter.com/7HoCWun7gH</a></p>— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) <a href="https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/653286276037242881">October 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>An official apology followed the botched demolition</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Glasgow city officials apologise for towers' botched demolition <a href="http://t.co/fCUw821XCp">http://t.co/fCUw821XCp</a></p>— The Guardian (@guardian) <a href="https://twitter.com/guardian/status/653568319145050112">October 12, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>