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People allowed back home after Helicopter crash

Hundreds of people were allowed back to their homes in St George's Wharf Tower last night, after the authorities said the area was safe following yesterday's helicopter crash.

The damaged crane on the side of the tower is not at risk of collapse, and work to remove it will begin on the weekend. Some road closures in the area remain in place.

Family wish crash victim was late for work

The man killed on the ground in the helicopter crash shouldn't really have been there. His family told ITV News London that Matthew Wood from Sutton was only walking through the Vauxhall area when the helicopter came down yesterday, because he liked to get to work early.

But a crane driver probably survived because he overslept. Ronke Phillips spoke to Matthew Wood's sister.


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Mayor: Too early to restrict additions to skyline

London Mayor Boris Johnson says it's too early to draw any conclusions on whether there should be more restrictions on additions to the capital's skyline

"What we're going to be doing now - the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the CAA is going to be looking at all those kinds of questions''

"Was that in any way responsible for the crash? Clearly, we'll want to study that and form our conclusions. I think it's all a bit premature, frankly."

– London Mayor Boris Johnson

The Mayor was speaking in Croydon, south London, after announcing a £1 billion investment for a redevelopment plan in the area.

Helicopter crash: buses on diversion

Some roads are still closed following the helicopter crash, and Vauxhall bus station is still closed.

The following buses are on diversion: 77, 87, 88, 156, 196, 344, 360

In addition, routes 2, 36, 185 & 436 (southbound) are unable to serve the bus station so are serving a temporary stop on Bridgefoot (south side Vauxhall Bridge).

TfL is investigating whether temporary bus stops could be placedat Vauxhall Bridge to help serve the area whilst the bus station remainsclosed, and additional staff will remain at Vauxhall bus station throughout thenight to help direct passengers to alternative travel options.

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