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One dead after crane collapses in Manhattan

Published 05/02/2016 | 14:56

One person is dead and two are seriously injured after a crane collapsed in New York City, emergency services said.

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The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs, in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan.

The collapsed metal lattice landed across a road junction and stretched much of a block.

A witness who works nearby said he saw onlookers trying to help a person trapped in a car.

Robert Harold said he also saw a person lying motionless in the street.

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