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Crane collapses on supermarket

Published 11/12/2013 | 14:12

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BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 11:  Police and emergency rescue workers stand at the site of an accident in which a construction crane fell onto part of an Aldi supermarket on December 11, 2013 in Bad Homburg, Germany. Police report that at least one person is dead and several injured after the tip of the crane crashed down on the section of the store where customers were waiting in line at the cash registers.  (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 11: Police and emergency rescue workers stand at the site of an accident in which a construction crane fell onto part of an Aldi supermarket on December 11, 2013 in Bad Homburg, Germany. Police report that at least one person is dead and several injured after the tip of the crane crashed down on the section of the store where customers were waiting in line at the cash registers. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 11:  Police and emergency rescue workers stand at the site of an accident in which a construction crane fell onto part of an Aldi supermarket on December 11, 2013 in Bad Homburg, Germany. Police report that at least one person is dead and several injured after the tip of the crane crashed down on the section of the store where customers were waiting in line at the cash registers.  (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 11: Police and emergency rescue workers stand at the site of an accident in which a construction crane fell onto part of an Aldi supermarket on December 11, 2013 in Bad Homburg, Germany. Police report that at least one person is dead and several injured after the tip of the crane crashed down on the section of the store where customers were waiting in line at the cash registers. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
A crane has collapsed onto a German supermarket (AP)

A crane has collapsed onto a supermarket in Germany, killing one person and injuring at least five others,.

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Rescuers were struggling to comb through the wreckage of the Aldi store in Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt, because parts of the building remained at risk of collapse.

"It can't be ruled out that more people are (trapped) in that area," a police spokesman said. Two of the injured were reported to be in serious condition.

The crane fell onto the checkout area of the supermarket shortly before noon. It was on a construction site next door.

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