Two men killed and several injured in London balcony collapse

Two removal men have died and six others were injured after a balcony collapsed in central London.

The victims were Polish nationals Tomasz Procko and Karol Szymanski, who were attempting to move a sofa out of a property in Cadogan Square near Knightsbridge when the balcony gave way.

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Balcony collapse removal men named by police

Two removal men died while delivering sofas at an address in Cadogan Square, London. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two removal men who died when balcony railings gave way as they carried a sofa into a home have been named by police.

Polish nationals Tomasz Procko, 22, from Greenford, and Karol Szymanski, 29, from Wembley, were killed yesterday in Knightsbridge, central London.

At least six others, also believed to be removal men, were injured in the incident.

Mr Procko was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr Szymanski was taken to hospital in a critical condition and later died.

MP: Balcony victims were 'removal men moving a sofa'

The two men killed after a balcony collapsed in central London's Cadogan Square are believed to be removal men who were moving a sofa out of a property, local MP Greg Hands has said.

Mr Hands, the Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, tweeted:


London balcony collapse occurred during renovations

Police have taped off the front of the building in central London's Cadogan Square where a balcony collapsed, killing two men and injuring six others.

According to ITV News' Duncan Golestani the house was undergoing renovations when the 10m high balcony gave way.

Two men killed in balcony collapse in central London

Two men have died and six others injured after a balcony collapsed in central London, the Metropolitan Police have said.

The fatal balcony collapse occurred in Cadogan Square in central London's Knightsbridge area. Credit: Google Maps

London Ambulance Service earlier issued a statement confirming the death of at least one man and confirmed a second person had been taken to hospital after an incident in Cadogan Square.

It is believed that person has now died.

The ambulance statement confirmed six more people were treated for injuries after their teams were called to the incident just before 10am.

We sent three ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic, our hazardous response team and London air ambulance.

We treated eight patients, every effort was made to resuscitate a patient, but sadly, a man died at the scene as a priority. Six patients were treated for minor injuries but did not need to go to hospital.

– London Ambulance Service
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