The lone pilot of a helicopter and one other person have died after the plane crashed into a crane during this morning's foggy rush hour in London. Four more people have been taken to hospital, one is in a critical condition. And five people were treated at the scene. London Fire Brigade confirmed that they rescued a man from a burning car at the scene.
The helicopter hit the crane which was on top of a tower block in the Vauxhall area of South London at around 8 o'clock this morning, then smashed to the ground and exploded. The Vauxhall area around Wandsworth Road, has been cordoned off as police and emergency services while they continue the search for any further casualties. Vauxhall station is currently closed.
Eyewitnesses saw huge flames and plumes of thick black smoke from the burning wreckage on the roadside, where some people claimed more than 20 fire engines were at the scene. The London Fire Brigade says much of the debris is strewn across several roads and the crane is now in a precarious position. Metropolitan Police have also confirmed they don't believe the incident was terror-related.
Written and presented by Marverine Cole