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28 Apr 2019 | 01:47 AM UTC

US: Crane collapse kills four in Seattle (Washington) April 27

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Construction crane collapses, killing four people and injuring three others, on April 27 in downtown Seattle (Washington state); road closures expected until April 28

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/28/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Seattle

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A construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle (Washington state) on Saturday, April 27, killing four people and injuring three others. The accident happened around 15:30 (local time) on Saturday in Seattle's South Lake Union area on Mercer Street near Fairview Avenue, just west of Interstate 5. Authorities closed Mercer Street from Fairview Avenue to 9th Avenue and Valley Street from Fairview Avenue to Terry Avenue until at least Sunday morning, April 28. Congestion and delays are expected in the coming hours.


Individuals in Seattle are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional time to reach their destination, and anticipate road closures and traffic congestion.


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