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'House shook'in Luton police car death crash

A woman who lives in the house into which a police car crashed after killing two pedestrians in Luton has described the moment it happened.

The men died when the Vauxhall Astra panda car came off the road after a collision with a Toyota Celica on Friday night.

The victims, believed to be Algerians, were on the path at the junction of Holland Road and Leagrave Road.

Mahmoona Rasoon said: "Everything shook, I could feel the floor shaking."

Ms Rasoon said she looked out of an upstairs window to find a police car had demolished her front garden wall then smashed into the front of the house.

She said she could see one of the men who had been struck by the car on the pavement.

Shaan Ali, who lives in Holland Road said he heard the sound of the collision and ran out of his house.

Finding family

Mr Ali said: "I knew it was fatal and it must have been instant."

The men had been in a large group walking home from work when they were hit.

The force has referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Neither of the two police officers who were in the car nor the driver of the other vehicle were injured.

The IPCC said it had sent investigators to the scene of the collision and efforts to contact the victims' next of kin were continuing.

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