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Bow crane collapse: Victim named as 85-year-old June Harvey | UK News



A woman who died after a 20-metre crane collapsed on houses in east London has been named as 85-year-old June Harvey.

The victim was described as a “very caring woman” who was “loyal to her family” by her great nephew, Sam Atkinson, 28, who lived with his great aunt, alongside his mother, Jacqueline, 63, and their dog.

Mr Atkinson added that the family were “devastated” and “extremely traumatised, extremely shocked” by the loss.

Work has now begun to recover Ms Harvey’s body, who was in one of the two terraced properties crushed as the machinery fell onto Compton Close in Bow on Wednesday afternoon.

One other person, a construction worker, is currently in hospital in a critical condition, while several more people have also suffered non life-threatening injuries.

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