Helicopter crash London
Fire caused by an helicopter crash in London (YouTube)

A helicopter has crashed in central London as it hit a crane on St George Wharf Tower in Vauxhall in thick fog during the morning rush hour.

Two people have been confirmed dead and one person had to be rescued from a burning car in the streets below and rushed to hospital. Police said that at least nine people were injured, one of them critically.

The crash happened at about 8am and the helicopter erupted during its descent onto the busy Wandsworth Road. Some cars have been reportedly set alight in the blaze.

Twitter and Instagram have already been inundated with eyewitness accounts and pictures taken with mobile phones.

St George's Wharf Tower is a residential skyscraper, currently under construction.

Emergency services are on the scene and the blaze is now being tackled by the fire brigade.

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The blaze caused by a helicopter crash in LondonYouTube
The blaze caused by a helicopter crash in VauxhallTwitter
Fire is seen near Wandsworth Road in LondonTwitter
Smoke rises from debris as police and emergency services attend the scene of a helicopter crash in Vauxhall, south LondonReuters
A view of Wandsworth Road where the helicopter crashed to the groundTwitter
Smoke is seen in Vauxhall where an helicopter hit a crane and crashed to the groundTwitter
A map of Vauxhall showing where the helicopter hit.Google
St George's Wharf Tower, a residential skyscraper currently under construction. The helicopter reportedly hit a crane on top of the tower.Twitter
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The helicopter hit a crane on St George's Wharf Tower, a residental skyscraper overlooking the River ThamesHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
Police at the scene near Wandsworth RoadHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
A helicopter crashed in the middle of London during rush-hourHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
St George's Wharf Tower residental skyscraper in VauxhallHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
Fire fighters and policemen are seen at the scene of a helicopter crash in LondonHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
Police briefing journalists during a press conference at the site of a helicopter crash in LondonHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
Journalists attending a police press conference at the site of a helicopter crash in LondonHannah Osborne/IBTimes UK
Debris from a crashed helicopter is seen in Vauxhall, LondonReuters