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Two die in rush-hour helicopter crash in central London

10:27 16 January 2013

The fuel from the helicopter on fire. Picture: Nic Walker (@nic0)/Twitter

The fuel from the helicopter on fire. Picture: Nic Walker (@nic0)/Twitter

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A helicopter crashed into a crane in central London during morning rush hour today, leaving two people dead.

The aircraft struck the top of a tower block by the River Thames in Vauxhall at 8am.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud bang as the helicopter cartwheeled to the ground and exploded into flames before crashing into a street.

Police have confirmed the two deaths, including the pilot, and several people are being treated for injuries.

For more on this story click on the www.london24.com link, right.

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