Crane collapse in Dallas kills one, injures six others

Crane collapse in Dallas kills one, injures six others
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  • calendar-gray 10 June 2019

One person has been killed and six others taken to hospital after a crane fell onto an apartment complex in the southern US city of Dallas, APA reports citing BBC.

The construction crane was brought down during a powerful thunderstorm which hit Texas on Sunday.

Authorities say it broke apart and cut through five floors of the complex, which was opposite a building site.

The tower's parking garage was also damaged, and search and rescue efforts are still ongoing.

Local media reports said the person who died was a woman. Of those in hospital, two are in critical condition, said fire and rescue services spokesperson Jason Evans.

"We're hoping that what we have at this point is where it ends [in terms of casualties]," said Mr Evans.

While the cause of the collapse was not immediately clear, Mr Evans said there was a "strong possibility" that high winds played a role.

Damage and power outages are being reported throughout other areas of Texas, as severe storms blast through the state.

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