A tower crane has overturned onto a shopping centre in Melhus to the south of Trondheim in northern Norway.
The crane was out of service at the time an went over in the strong winds that hit the area early this morning. A second crane installed alongside was unaffected. Unlike its partner, the crane that went over had a counterweighted cruciform base that was unable to maintain stability in the winds, possibly due to a weather-vaning issue?
One person was taken to hospital with crush injuries, while an employee at one of the shops on the top floor of the Melhustorget centre, where the crane landed, is still missing some four hours after the incident occurred, relatives have been informed and the fire and rescue services are still searching through the damaged building.
Police have now confirmed that the missing person - a woman in her 50s from Trondheim - has been found, but sadly had died from injuries sustained in the incident,.