LONDON (AP) — A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour today, sending black plumes of smoke into the air as it smashed to the ground. Two people were killed and nine others injured, officials said.

The helicopter crashed just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and near the British spy agency MI6.

Video on Sky News from the crash scene showed a line of flaming fuel and debris. Witnesses said the helicopter hit a crane atop a 50-story residential building, the St. George Wharf Tower.



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