1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapse

  • AP, New York
  • Updated: Feb 05, 2016 20:39 IST
Emergency crews survey a massive construction crane collapse on a street in downtown Manhattan in New York. (REUTERS)

One person died and two others were seriously injured when a crane collapsed Friday morning in Lower Manhattan, smashing the roofs of parked cars, authorities said.

The crane landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block in the Tribeca neighborhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. There was damage to the roof of a nearby building, and debris littered the street.

“It was right outside my window,” said Robert Harold, who works at the Legal Aid Society. “It was a crashing sound. You could feel the vibration in the building.”

Harold said at least one person was trapped in a car, and he saw onlookers trying to get the person out. Harold said he also saw a person lying motionless on the street.

Nearby buildings were evacuated. Officers told people arriving for work that they should go home.

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