Part of a construction crane which fell onto cars on Mercer Street, killing people and injuring others, is seen hanging off of a Google office building in Seattle, Washington, U.S. April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson(Reuters) – A giant construction crane collapsed across a Seattle intersection on Saturday, killing four people and injuring three others, police…
(Reuters) – A giant construction crane collapsed across a Seattle intersection on Saturday, killing four people and injuring three others, police and fire officials said.
The crane fell from a building site at about 3:30 p.m. local time, crushing five cars and damaging a sixth at the intersection of Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street, the Seattle Fire Department said.
Three men and a woman were killed, two of whom were in the crane and two in separate vehicles, local media reported. A man and woman in their 20s and a 4-month-old baby were taken to nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Writing by Daniel Wallis in New York; editing by Jonathan Oatis
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