Crane crashes onto mall in Norway amid high winds; 1 injured

Crane crashes onto mall in Norway amid high winds; 1 injured

A construction crane crashed into a shopping mall amid strong winds in central Norway on Friday, injuring at least one person and leaving another missing. police Said.

Police spokesman Ebbe Kimo told VG that winds caused the unmanned crane, which was at least 50 meters (165 feet) high, toppled onto the mall in Melhus, south of Trondheim, the Scandinavian country’s third-largest city. Newspaper.

Police tweeted that the second floor of the shopping mall was damaged by a crane collapse and firefighters were searching for people.

Police spokesman Ole Petter Hallingen told reporters they were using dogs and a drone to carry out their search.

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Local newspaper Tronderbladet reported that the ceiling inside the shopping mall had collapsed.

The crane was located on a construction site at the Melhustorget shopping mall, which was undergoing expansion with new shops and apartments.

strong winds were reported Norway on Friday, according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

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