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February 5, 2016

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Construction crane collapses in New York

A construction crane has collapsed in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.

The collapse happened in lower Manhattan along Broadway, early Friday morning. The Fire Department of New York confirmed the fatality and is on the scene responding to the accident.

The downed crane, which filled the street, fell onto numerous parked cars.

“It was right outside my window,” witness Robert Harold told the AP news agency. “It was a crashing sound. You could feel the vibration in the building. I looked out the window and saw it lying in the street.”

Mr Harold said he saw someone trapped in a car and someone lying in the street.

It is not yet known exactly why the crane collapsed, but photos show that the base of the crane flipped over.

Public transportation is delayed and subway trains are bypassing the area due to the collapsed crane.

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