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LONDON: British police said two people had been killed after a helicopter crashed into a crane on top of a residential block in central London on Wednesday.

"Two people have been confirmed dead at the scene. We have no further details," police said in a statement. Two others had been taken to hospital, the police added.

The helicopter crashed into a crane near a railway station in central London during the morning rush hours, bursting into flames and throwing plumes of smoke into the air.

"It appears a helicopter was in collision with a crane on top of a building," London police said.

Sky News said one pilot was on board the helicopter when it hit the crane on a building site near Vauxhall train station, a major commuter station on the south side of London.

Sky reported that two cars were involved in the incident. TV footage showed flaming wreckage strewn across a road.

"You can see smoke billowing out just past the bridge," Robert Oxley, who witnessed the incident, told Sky News.

London City Airport said flights had been disrupted on Wednesday due to low visibility.

UK police say no terrorism link to helicopter crash

British police said there was nothing to suggest a terrorism link to a helicopter crashing into a crane in central London.

"There's nothing in our world at this stage," a spokesman for London's Counter Terrorism Command said. "There's nothing to suggest any terrorism link."

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Two-dead-in-helicopter-crash-in-central-London/articleshow/18046693.cms



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