Woman, 29, hit by falling bricks from building site in east London dies in hospital

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<em>The woman hit by a pallet of bricks has died (Grab)</em>
The woman hit by a pallet of bricks has died (Grab)

The 29-year-old woman who was injured after being hit by bricks which fell from a building site in east London on Tuesday has died, Scotland Yard have confirmed.

The woman was rushed to hospital with severe injuries after the incident outside a new development of luxury flats in Mile End, East London.

Police said that the as-yet-unidentified woman died this morning.

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Scotland Yard said: ‘The woman died in hospital at 10:40hrs on Thursday, 29 March. Her next of kin have been informed.

‘Formal identification awaits. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.’

Witnesses described seeing the bricks fall several storeys from a crane on the building site.

<em>The woman was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (PA)</em>
The woman was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (PA)

Aladdin Rahman told the media: ‘My friend who’s a bus driver and was driving a bus at the time it happened, said that some bricks had fallen on the woman.

‘Several people were trying to get to the lady and so were the construction workers. It was a hectic scene at the time.’

Officers attended the scene at 9.38am on Tuesday, where bystanders were helping the woman who had been spotted lying in a pile of rubble and broken wood.

A man was also treated at the scene for shock.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: ‘Inspectors have attended the site and are making ongoing enquiries in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

‘As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further at this time.’

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