One dead in Dallas crane collapse

A crane has collapsed on a building in Dallas, Texas. One person has been killed and six others taken to hospital after a crane fell onto an apartment complex in the southern US city of Dallas.

The construction crane was brought down during a powerful thunderstorm which hit Texas on Sunday. Authorities say it broke apart and cut through five floors of the complex, which was opposite a building site. The tower’s parking garage was also damaged, and search and rescue efforts are still ongoing.

Local media reports said the person who died was a woman. Of those in hospital, two are in critical condition, said fire and rescue services spokesperson Jason Evans.”We’re hoping that what we have at this point is where it ends in terms of casualties,” said Mr Evans.

While the cause of the collapse was not immediately clear, Mr Evans said there was a “strong possibility” that high winds played a role. Damage and power outages are being reported throughout other areas of Texas, as severe storms blast through the state.

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