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UK News Crane collapses onto building near Kingston University during high winds

11:20  11 december  2019
11:20  11 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Crane collapses onto building near Kingston University during high winds Crane collapsed at around 4.30pm at Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus It comes as a yellow wind warning is in place for much of England and Scotland A tower crane has collapsed near a university building site amid high winds and heavy rain.

A crane has collapsed near the roof of a university building amid severe weather conditions, leading to an evacuation of the area. The tower crane partially collapsed near Kingston University ’s Penrhyn Road campus, south West London, as strong winds batter much of the country. There have been no

A tower crane has collapsed near a university building site amid high winds and heavy rain.

The incident took place at around 4.30pm close to the Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus development in Kingston upon Thames, South West London.

The Student Union said that parts of the area were being evacuated as a result of the collapsed crane, while the fire brigade said it had sent two fire engines and two fire rescue units to the scene.

Kingston University said the collapse had taken place on a private site, not at one of its developments. Police say there are no reported injuries and that a number of local residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

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A crane has collapsed onto the roof of a university building amid severe weather conditions, leading to an evacuation of the area. The tower crane partially collapsed on Kingston University ’s Penrhyn Road campus, south West London, as strong winds batter much of the country. There have been no

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a car parked in a parking lot: The incident took place at around 4.30pm at the Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus development in Kingston upon Thames, South West London © Provided by Daily Mail The incident took place at around 4.30pm at the Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus development in Kingston upon Thames, South West London

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'Emergency services on the scene. At this early stage, there are no reported injuries. A number of local residents have been evacuated as a precaution.'

The area where the crane collapsed is at the same building site where earlier this year people were evacuated after an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered.

Kingston University Faculty Support Officer Helen Miller told the Surrey Comet: 'There are fire engines and police cars there and they have cordoned the road off now.'

It comes as a yellow wind warning has been issued across much of England and Scotland, with forecasters warning that strong gusts are likely to cause delays on the rail networks and roads for rush-hour commuters.

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It was originally understood the crane collapsed on a Kingston University building but it happened on private building site near its Penrhyn Road campus. The highest wind recorded today was 78mph in Capel Curig, Wales as the Met Office warned of flooding to homes and business in Scotland.

A crane has collapsed on a British university building as the country is hit by 80mph winds . The crane appeared to "snap in half" around 4.30pm this afternoon on the Kingston University Penrhyn Road campus. Two fire engines were afterwards dispatched to the scene, with nearby residents

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It was previously thought that today would bring Storm Brendan to the shores of the UK but the Met Office said there will not be enough of an impact from the winds to warrant a storm name.

Yellow weather warnings are in place for wind and rain across the north of England and southern Scotland, and the Met Office has also issued a severe weather warning for ice across parts of Scotland today and tomorrow.

Two lorries were blown over by the wind as bad weather swept across East Lothian - as forecasters say rain, snow, ice and hail across Scotland tonight could lead to even more dangerous conditions on the roads tomorrow.

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