A woman died after part of a building collapsed onto the car she was driving, the Met Police said in a statement. Officers were called at 11pm last night to reports of the building collapse on High Holborn, opposite Holborn Tube Station, in central London.
Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene. A front portion of the building had collapsed onto a Skodia Octavia car, the statement added.
Three people were inside the car. The 49 year old female driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
The other two occupants were sat in the rear of the car. A 25 year old man and a 24 year old woman have been taken to hospital.
They are not in life threatening conditions. Police said the road remains closed.
London Fire Brigade said the concrete fascia of the building collapsed on to the car, which was in Kingsway. Around 20 firefighters helped with the rescue, freeing the trapped pair from the car.
A spokesman said: "Another woman travelling in the car managed to get out of the vehicle before the brigade arrived.
"Around 10 people were evacuated from nearby buildings as a precaution."
Masonry appears to have collapsed and fallen from the side of a building in severe gusts from pictures taken by ITV News - not the entire building as was reported earlier.
A woman was tragically killed, while three others were injured. Around 10 people had to be evacuated from nearby buildings in Holborn, central London.
A spokesperson said London Ambulance spokesperson was called just after 11pm last night to reports of falling masonry in High Holborn, in Central London
Paramedics treated four patients, and despite best efforts at trying to resuscitate her - one woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man in his mid-20s was taken to Royal London Hospital with leg injuries.
A woman has died and a man has been taken to hospital after part of a building fell on a car in Holborn, central London, the Metropolitan Police said.
London Assembly member Andrew Dismore has written to Home Secretary Theresa May demanding that Gabor Vona is banned from holding the event:
I have no doubt that all decent thinking people in London will join with me in demanding that the Home Secretary says 'No to Jobbik'.
While I advocate the right to free speech in our society, this must also be balanced against other human rights.
It is particularly important to note that his event is being held on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day when the offence of his meeting will be all the more damaging.
The Home Secretary has been urged to stop an extreme Hungarian nationalist party from hosting an event in London this weekend. Gabor Vona, the leader of the right-wing party Jobbik, is meeting members of Greece's Golden Dawn party - who have openly expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler.
Two accidents on London's streets have left one cyclist dead and another seriously ill tonight. During rush hour one cyclist collided with a bus at a junction on Kennington Park Road.
Just a few hours later a man in his 40s was hit by a bus on a tram line in Croydon. He was taken to hospital where he died. He's become the 11th cyclist killed this year in the capital - three have died within the last week. Rags Martel reports.
Police investigating the death of Francis Golding still want more witnesses to come forward.
- The collision happened at 6:42pm on Tuesday, 5 November
- A coach collided with Francis Golding Southampton Row at the junction of Theobalds Road
- The coach stopped at the scene and the driver was not arrested
The partner of a town planner who became the tenth cyclist killed this year on London's roads has described his death as a "senseless tragedy". Speaking to the Evening Standard, Satish Padiyar said:
"This is a senseless tragedy, as it is surely relatively easy to make cycling a completely safe way to get around London - the London for which Francis did so much exciting and extraordinary professional work."