Crane collapses in downtown New York: FDNY

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Source: @Capriccioso79

A crane collapsed in downtown New York City on Friday morning.

As images flashed across social media of the scene, the Fire Department for the City of New York said it received a call about the incident at about 8:24 a.m. ET. A senior city official told WNBC that one person has been confirmed dead, with about a dozen injured.

All of those injured were pedestrians, NBC News reported.

The address of the incident was around 57 Worth St. in Tribeca (between West Broadway and Church), according to the fire department.

As the crane collapsed, it struck several buildings and damaged cars as it crashed to the street, the city official told WNBC.

Two people with serious injuries were taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, according to the FDNY.

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