Mother killed after masonry falls on her minicab

The minicab driver who was killed when parts of a building collapsed on her car in central London is mother-of three Julie Sillitoe, police confirmed.

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Woman killed by falling masonry was minicab driver

A woman who was killed when a building collapsed on her car in central London was a minicab driver, police said.

The 49-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, opposite Holborn Underground station.Her passengers, a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, are being treated in hospital.

Large chunks of masonry fell on to her silver Skoda Octavia at about 11.05pm last night. Credit: Laura Lean/PA Wire

Next of kin have been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.

The male passenger, who was trapped in the car, suffered leg injuries. The female passenger managed to free herself from the rear of the vehicle. Their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

A fourth person, believed to be a male passer-by, was also injured and taken to hospital, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said.

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