BREAKING NEWS: Canning Town supermarket evacuated over crane collapse fears

A SUPERMARKET was evacuated today amid fears a crane on a nearby building site could collapse.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the scene in Barking Road, Canning Town, from around 10am this morning.

The road was cordoned off, buses were diverted and shoppers were told to leave the Co-op store in the street.

Police said a crane on the building site in Rathbone Market started leaning to one side due to subsidence in the ground below.

Another crane in was brought in shortly afterwards in order to correct the slippage.


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There were no injuries reported and Barking Road is expected to re-open soon.

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