Terrifying Video Shows Dutch Cranes Collapsing on Buildings

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Two cranes collapsed on residential buildings in the Netherlands on Monday, reportedly causing a number of injuries but no fatalities.

The cranes were hoisting a large steel ramp onto a bridge over the Rhine river in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn when they tilted over and crushed the nearby buildings, according to the BBC.

Early reports had indicated that 20 people were injured, but that number actually reflected the total number of people who may have been inside the buildings at the time, a spokesperson for the fire brigade now says. The actual number of injuries is unknown. An emergency response team is on the scene attempting to rescue anyone who may be in the rubble, and at least one person has been taken to a hospital.

In the video, people can be heard screaming as the cranes lean into the building.


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