Crane topples over at Tokyo construction site, killing 1 and injuring 1

A large crane fell onto three vehicles at a construction site for a nursing facility in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward on Tuesday morning. One person was killed and another injured.


Tokyo police said the crane was lifting an excavator when it toppled over onto a van, a truck and one other vehicle. They say a man who was trapped in the van died, and a man in the truck was seriously injured with a broken leg.


Both men were reportedly involved in the construction work. The police investigation is ongoing.