One Dead and Four Injured in London Crane Collapse

Reuters
By Reuters
July 8, 2020UKshare
One Dead and Four Injured in London Crane Collapse
A collapsed crane is seen near a construction site in Bow, east London, Britain, on July 8, 2020. (Hannah McKay/Reuters)

LONDON—A person was killed and four others injured when a crane collapsed at a building site in Bow, east London, on Wednesday, emergency services said.

Rescue personnel work at the area where a crane collapsed in Bow, east London
Rescue personnel work at the area where a crane collapsed in Bow, east London, Britain, on July 8, 2020. (Hannah McKay/Reuters)

The 20-metre (65 feet) crane fell onto a site where flats were being constructed and two adjacent terraced houses, the London Fire Brigade said.

Rescue where a crane collapsed Bow, east London,
Rescue personnel work at the area where a crane collapsed in Bow, east London, Britain, on July 8, 2020. (Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Two of the injured were treated for head injuries and were taken to hospital and the other two patients were assessed at the scene, the London Ambulance service said.

“Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, a fifth person has been found and died at the scene,” it said.

By Paul Sandle

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