Woman dies after being hit by falling bricks

A woman has died after being hit by a pallet of bricks that fell from a building site crane.

The 29-year-old, who has not yet been named, was struck by debris while walking next to the construction site for a new housing development in east London.

She died in hospital on Thursday and a post-mortem examination will be carried out, Met Police said.

Pedestrians on Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, caught the aftermath of the accident on video.

Officers attended the scene at 9.38am on Tuesday, where bystanders were helping the woman who had been spotted lying in a pile of rubble and broken wood.

A man was also treated at the scene for shock.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: "Inspectors have attended the site and are making ongoing enquiries in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

"As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further at this time."

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