THE long-awaited factory disaster kicks off in Coronation Street next week, leaving the protesting Underworld workers in mortal danger as they’re trapped under rubble.
The workers decide to occupy the factory to protest their boss Carla Connor deciding to outsource knicker production to keep costs down.
The protesters – accompanied by Gemma Winter and Emma Brooker – storm the factory and barricade themselves inside.
Sally Metcalfe and Gina Seddon head up onto the scaffolding which has been put up by builder Gary Windass who is in the middle of doing a patch-up job on the dodgy roof.
But the peaceful protest soon take a nasty turn when the sisters have a furious argument as months of tension comes spilling out. A scream is heard before Sally falls and the roof caves in on itself.
Inside the factory, Sally – Sally Dynevor – lies unconscious and trapped under a pile of debris from the roof.
The other workers can be seen lying slumped and also buried under rubble while a burst pipe send leaking water towards a live cable.
Will anyone be able to rescue the trapped workers before they’re all electrocuted?
We know that at least one major character will lose their life in the disaster. It was revealed back in December that a big name would lose their life after the roof is sabotaged by a villain.
Show boss Iain Macleod said the scenes were “heart-breaking”.
He added: “It’s a colossal big stunt.
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“It will at first appear to be an accident. It will then be revealed that it was a criminal enterprise that caused it to collapse.
“And someone will be dying in said collapse. This is the beginning of the next generation of a Corrie bad guy.
“The factory collapse will be the start of that.”
Nick Tilsley, played by Ben Price, will be investigated for the collapse as police officers discover it was definitely sabotage and believe it was done as part of an insurance scam.
A TV source told The Sun’s Bizarre TV Column: “They have just filmed scenes where cops are asking questions about Nick, his whereabouts on the day and involvement in Underworld.
“When the victim’s family ask officers if they think Nick did it as part of a insurance scam, they say they are exploring all lines of enquiry, but keep it vague.
In recent weeks, Ben filmed scenes where Nick was furious with Carla for trying to oust him out the business, so it could be revenge.”
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