10 August 2020,   20:16
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Crane collapses in London - one dead and four injured

A 20-metre crane has collapsed on a cluster of properties in east London, killing one person and injuring four others. Crews battled to free those stuck in two terraced houses and a block of flats under construction on Compton Close which were crushed in the accident.


A woman was found on the first floor of one of the houses and confirmed dead at the scene. A video posted online by a witness showed the top storey of the four-floor block of flats caved in with the crane lying on top of it.


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted: “This is a tragedy. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim who died during this incident in Bow today. I sincerely hope that the four individuals injured make a full recovery”.

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