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Helicopter crash: 'I was worried for my brother'

The brother of one of the people injured when a helicopter crashed into a crane in central London has told the BBC: "He is OK, he is just in shock."

Adam Halawa explained how worried he was when he heard the news and how he rushed to St Thomas' Hospital where his brother was being treated.

Police said it appeared the helicopter had hit the crane on top of The Tower, One St George Wharf at about 08:00 GMT.

About 90 firefighters are at the scene near Wandsworth Road in South Lambeth. Doctors said one of the dead was the pilot and the other was on the ground.

  • 16 Jan 2013
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