09/07/2020 12:03 BST

June Harvey, 85, Named As Person Killed When Crane Collapsed On Her House In Bow, East London

Specialist firefighters are working to safely recover her body.

The scene in Bow where a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a property leaving people trapped inside, in east London, Wednesday.

The woman who died after a crane collapsed onto houses in east London has been named by her family as 85-year-old June Harvey.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the structure fell onto a block of flats under development and into two terraced houses in Compton Close, Bow, on Wednesday afternoon.

Specialist firefighters are working to safely recover her body and her next of kin have been informed.

A joint investigation is underway involving officers from the Met’s Central East Command Unit and Specialist Crime, the Health and Safety Executive, and the London Fire Brigade. Tower Hamlets Council is providing support.

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