April 14, 2021

People trapped after crane collapses on house in Bow, east London

July 08, 2020

People are trapped after a crane collapsed on a house in Bow, east London.

London Fire Brigade tweeted: "A 20 meter crane has collapsed onto a terraced house in #Bow. Fire crews are working to free people trapped inside. Please avoid the area."

The Ambulance Service said a number of crews and "specialist resources" are at the scene in Watts Grove.

Bridget Teirney tweeted: "Crane behind my building just collapsed in Bow, London. At least one man crushed, crane went through 2 house."

Pictures from the scene show firefighters with ladders propped up against a house with most of its roof destroyed.

The crane appears to have been working on a nearby building site on Gale Street.

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