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Two killed as helicopter hits crane

Two people have died and several have been injured after a helicopter crashed in central London and plummeted into rush-hour traffic.

The helicopter spun out of control and crash-landed after clipping a crane on top of one of Europe's tallest residential towers.

It fell from from the sky before exploding into flames, plunging on to a street near Vauxhall station.

The two people killed were the pilot and someone on the ground, emergency services said.

Firefighters rescued a man from a burning car and brought a blaze caused by the crash under control.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe confirmed two deaths, one person critically injured and a number of others with less serious injuries.

Cloud in central London was very low at the time of the accident, which happened at around 8am, said weather forecasters.


From Belfast Telegraph