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29/03/2018 15:11 BST | Updated 29/03/2018 16:18 BST

Woman Hit By Falling Bricks In East London Dies

The 29-year-old was injured on Tuesday.

A 29-year-old woman who was injured after being hit by bricks which fell from a building site in east London on Tuesday has died. 

Scotland Yard said: “The woman died in hospital at 10:40hrs on Thursday, 29 March. Her next of kin have been informed.

“Formal identification awaits. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.” 

The woman has been named in the press as Kayla Boor, a mother-of-two, who turned 29 while she was in hospital. She had reportedly just become engaged to her partner of four years before the accident. 

A crowd-funder for her father Matthew Boor has been started by his employers Maytrix Construction. By Thursday afternoon it had raised close to £3,000. 

Pedestrians on Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, caught the aftermath of the accident on video, shortly after the woman was hit with what appeared to be a pallet of bricks while walking next to the construction site for a new housing development.

Officers attended the scene at 9.38am on Tuesday, where bystanders were helping the woman who had been spotted lying in a pile of rubble and broken wood.

The London Ambulance Service later took her to an east London hospital and a man at the scene was treated for shock. 

Officers from Tower Hamlets CID are investigating in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive.