Huge crane snaps in half and collapses

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A HUGE crane collapsed on a building as Britain was battered by monster 80mph gales – and SNOW is on the way.

The crane appeared to “snap in half” as it crashed at the building site in Kingston, West London at around 4.30pm yesterday.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the scene but there are not believed to be any injuries.

The Met Police confirmed residents close to the development have been evacuated “as a precaution”.

One witness claimed the crane appeared to “snap in half” as it partially collapsed.

It was originally understood the crane collapsed on  a Kingston University building but it happened on private building site near its Penrhyn Road campus.

Two lorries were toppled by devastating 80mph gusts on the A1 motorway as planes landing at Leeds Bradford airport also battled the elements.

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