People injured after crane collapses on houses

People Trapped After Crane Collapses Onto House In Bow, East London

One person is missing after a crane fell on to houses in east London leaving four people injured.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said a 20-metre crane collapsed onto a block of flats under development and into two terraced houses on Compton Close, Bow, on Wednesday afternoon.

A video posted on Twitter showed a terraced house with part of the roof caved in.

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BOW, ENGLAND - JULY 08: A fireman points into a terraced house as they work at the scene after a 20-metre crane collapsed onto the property in East London on July 8, 2020 in Bow, England. The London Fire Brigade are working to rescue people trapped in a terraced house after a 20-meter crane on a nearby building site has collapsed. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Members of London Fire Brigade asses the damage to a property in Bow, east London on July 8, 2020, after a crane collapsed onto flats under construction, and terraced houses. - London Fire Brigade (LFB) said on Wednesday that a construction crane had collapsed onto a block of flats under development and into two terraced houses in the Bow district of east London, injuring four and leaving one person missing. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
BOW, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Emergency services work at the scene where a 20-metre crane has collapsed onto a terraced house in East London on July 8, 2020 in Bow, England. The London Fire Brigade are working to rescue people trapped in a terraced house after a 20-meter crane on a nearby building site has collapsed. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
BOW, ENGLAND - JULY 08: A firefighter looks down through the collapsed roof of a terraced house, after a 20-metre crane collapsed onto it on July 8, 2020 in Bow, England. The London Fire Brigade are working to rescue people trapped in a terraced house after a 20-meter crane on a nearby building site has collapsed. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
The scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
BOW, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Emergency crews at the scene where a 20-metre crane collapsed on onto a terraced house in East London on July 8, 2020 in Bow, England. The London Fire Brigade are working to rescue people trapped in a terraced house after a 20-meter crane on a nearby building site has collapsed. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
A drone flies over the scene of a damaged roof of a property in Bow, east London on July 8, 2020, after a crane collapsed onto flats under construction. - London Fire Brigade (LFB) said on Wednesday that a construction crane had collapsed onto a block of flats under development and into two terraced houses in the Bow district of east London, injuring four and leaving one person missing. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
The damaged roof of a property is pictured in Bow, east London on July 8, 2020, after a crane collapsed onto flats under construction. - London Fire Brigade (LFB) said on Wednesday that a construction crane had collapsed onto a block of flats under development and into two terraced houses in the Bow district of east London, injuring four and leaving one person missing. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
The scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
BOW, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Emergency crews at the scene where a 20-metre crane collapsed on onto a terraced house in East London on July 8, 2020 in Bow, England. The London Fire Brigade are working to rescue people trapped in a terraced house after a 20-meter crane on a nearby building site has collapsed. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
Emergency personnel at the scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
The scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
The scene in Bow, east London, where a 20-metre crane has collapsed on to a house leaving people trapped inside.
BOW, ENGLAND - JULY 08: A fireman points into a terraced house as they work at the scene after a 20-metre crane collapsed onto the property in East London on July 8, 2020 in Bow, England. The London Fire Brigade are working to rescue people trapped in a terraced house after a 20-meter crane on a nearby building site has collapsed. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
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London Ambulance Service (LAS) said crews have treated four people at the scene, while a spokesman for the LFB said rescue teams are still searching for one person believed to be an adult.

A spokeswoman for LAS said: "We treated two of these patients for head injuries and took them to hospital and we assessed the other two patients at the scene.

"We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene with more updates to follow."

LFB assistant commissioner Graham Ellis said: "Our urban search and rescue crews are undertaking a complex rescue operation and using specialist equipment to search the properties.

"This is a multi-agency response and is likely to be a protracted incident.

"I would ask people to avoid the area."

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called at around 2.39pm on Wednesday to Gale Street to a report of a crane that collapsed into a residential property and a building site.

Neil Marney, chief executive of Marney Construction, said it was not one of his company's cranes that had collapsed nor was it a crane on one of his sites.

But he said he could see the crane being erected on Tuesday from the site he was working on, telling the PA news agency: "My project manager on the site called me immediately and said the crane you were looking at yesterday being erected has just collapsed.

"So all I could see yesterday was the mast and the cab was on, and then I believe they started to add sections of the boom."

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