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Masonry crushes woman.

A WOMAN who was killed in front of horrified onlookers was in "exactly the wrong place at the wrong time" when she was crushed by falling masonry, an eyewitness said.

The victim, believed to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by building debris, believed to be a concrete window frame, in Hanover Square in central London.

A man who was delivering electrical cables to the area made the 999 call and said the woman was "flattened" and that he thought he saw her "draw her last breath".

The man, who did not want to be named, said: "I heard this incredible loud bang. The guy next to me said: 'What the hell is that?', pointing.

"I turned round and the frame was on the ground and I was hoping it was a coat underneath, but then I saw an arm."

He said it took five of his colleagues and around five more workers from the area to lift the concrete frame off the woman.

"I realised it was a person underneath so I phoned 999. The operator asked me to go closer to the victim so I got off the back of my wagon and went over.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2012
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