Metro (UK) : 2020-07-10

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METRO 15 | | Friday, July 10, 2020 IN BRIEF METRO| | Thursday, July 9, 2020 fatal crane collapse O lo AB for an is ‘ em M 48 Cle des end refe afte T sou One dead, fOur hurt as 65ft giant ‘snaps’ were lucky to get out alive,’ he said. Paying tribute to ‘loyal and caring’ Mrs Harvey, he added: ‘She was like a second nan to us. We are extremely traumatise­d.’ Emergency crews were yesterday still working to recover Mrs Harvey’s body. Tower Hamlets Council said 97 residents from 26 households in the street have been temporaril­y rehoused in hotel accommodat­ion. THE nephew of an 85-year-old woman killed when a crane fell onto their home says it is a ‘miracle’ he and his mum survived the tragedy. Sam Atkinson’s great aunt June Harvey died and a constructi­on worker was critically injured when a 65ft crane collapsed onto two terraced homes in Bow, east London, on Wednesday. The 28-year-old said his mother, Jacqueline, 63, was sorting clothes near Mrs Harvey in a bedroom when the crane hit. He was downstairs, heard an ‘indescriba­ble noise’ and the house ‘crumbled’ around him. ‘I thought it was a plane crash or the bath had fallen through,’ he said. ‘I was screaming for my mum and great aunt. The stairs were blocked with rubble. I tried to push through but it was impossible.’ He rushed outside and grabbed a ladder to rescue his mother. ‘We by Daniel Binns A WOMAN died and four other people were injured when a 65ft crane collapsed on homes yesterday. The crane, which was being used by Swan Housing Associatio­n and NU Living, came down on a block of flats under developmen­t and two houses in Bow, east London. Search teams found the woman’s body on the firstfloor­of one of the houses, London Fire Brigade said. Paramedics took two people to hospital with head injuries and a further two were treated at the scene. Writer Sangeeta Pillai, 47, who was working from her flat opposite, told Metro: ‘It was a giant red crane that just seemed to snap or collapse. It was really quick. ‘I felt my block move a little bit, it was that heavy it was like an earthquake.’ ‘Like an earthquake’: The fallen crane in Bow, east London Aff Ma PICTURE: SKY NEWS Cleg disc vict whil was Bu afte tribu mad ‘agg Lew sack had cont Trans row JK signs up to free speech campaign Controvers­y: JK ROWLING has joined 150 writers and academics calling for an end to ‘cancel culture’ – attacks on public figures sharing controvers­ial opinions. The Harry Potter creator, along with Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis, signed an open letter in Harper’s magazine. It said: ‘The forces of illiberali­sm are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. ‘The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.’ Rowling, 54, has JK Rowling has been criticised over comments she made on transgende­r issues attracted widespread criticism over her views on transgende­r issues. Daniel Radcliffea­nd other Potter stars have disagreed with her. Rowling tweeted: ‘I was proud to sign this letter in defence of a foundation­al principle of a liberal society: open debate and freedomof thought andspeech’ PA PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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