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Video: Lucky escape as crane topples over

A workman and a Dominican sister had a lucky escape when a tower crane toppled over and damaged a wall forming part of the Dominican sisters' convent in Safi this morning.

"It was a miracle that no one was injured," one of the sisters said.

She explained that the worker had been whitewashing part of the wall and managed to get out of the way seconds before it was demolished. The sister had been close by and was pushed out of the way by the worker.

"They were extremely shocked, but thankfully no one was hurt," the sister said.

The crane was being used by a contractor developing a nearby building site.

The damaged wall forms part of the garden and some rooms.

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