One dead, two injured as crane collapses in New York
Crane lands across several parked cars in Tribeca neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan
Members of the New York City Fire Department beside a fallen crane on 40 Worth Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, February 5th, 2016. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA
The incident involving a mobile crane occurred shortly before 8:30am local time on Friday, near Worth Street and West Broadway in Tribeca, New York City. Photograph: Emma Fitzsimmons/New York Times
A New York City fireman walks in the rubble of a massive construction crane collapse on a street in downtown Manhattan in New York, February 5th, 2016. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
One person has been killed and two others are seriously injured after a large mobile crane collapsed in New York City, smashing into the roofs of parked cars.
The crane landed across a road junction and stretched across much of a block in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Manhattan, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center.
There was damage to the roof of a nearby building, and debris littered the street.
Mr Harold said at least one victim was trapped in a car, and he saw onlookers trying to get the person out. He also saw a person lying motionless in the street.
Nearby buildings were evacuated, and police told people arriving for work that they should go home.