Burning construction crane collapses in Sydney

A crane atop a high-rise building in Sydney, Australia, caught fire and collapsed yesterday.

The crane swayed violently before its arm collapsed, although it remained attached to the rest of the crane.

The crane is owned by Lend Lease, the same company that owned a crane that collapsed in New York City during Hurricane Sandy.

Officials say the crane was too high for fire fighters to reach. 

Local media said hundreds of people were evacuated from nearby buildings, and traffic in central Sydney was thrown into chaos. No injuries were reported.


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