A massive 65-foot crane falls onto two row houses and apartment blocks that are being built in London. Four are injured while firefighters try to save the people trapped inside
- A 65-foot crane crashed onto houses on Gale Street in Bow in east London
- A man stuck under the crane was saved by firefighters
- Several vehicles and buildings are damaged – police say avoid the area
A 65-foot crane has collapsed in East London, has destroyed two houses and injured four people, fearing that others may be trapped in the rubble.
Pictures of the scene at a construction site on Gale Street in Bow show gaping holes in the roof of a house and through a nearby fence. There are also several cars that are covered with dust and dirt.
Witnesses who rushed to the scene shortly after the terrible incident said the man was injured after being caught by the crane.
The police evacuate the surrounding property and have blocked off the street.
Gun battles are believed to try to rescue people trapped in the two houses hit by the crane.
A 20 meter crane has collapsed in East London. Two houses were reportedly destroyed and four people injured
A crane has collapsed in East London and is reported to have destroyed two houses and seriously injured a man
Police confirmed that the crane had broken into a home and construction site, and four people were injured.
Neighbor Bridget Teirney said, “The crane behind my building just collapsed in Bow, London. Crushed at least one man, crane went through 2 house. & # 39;
Firefighters now at the scene of the accident.
A man was reportedly "knocked down" by the crane, but this has not been confirmed.
The London Fire Brigade said it received 14 calls for reports of a crane that collapsed on a building on Gale Street in Bow.
A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called today at 2:42 PM to report an incident that caused a crane to collapse near Watts Grove, Bow.
& # 39; We have deployed a number of specialist resources, including an advanced paramedic, ambulance crews, and our hazard teams (HART). The first of our doctors arrived within three minutes.
"The incident is ongoing and we are working closely with other members of the emergency services on site."
Emergency services are asking people to stay out of the area.
The London Fire Brigade said it received 14 calls for reports of a crane that collapsed on a building on Gale Street in Bow
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