A crane has collapsed on a building site in Crewe killing two people.
The incident happened at around 4.30pm yesterday at a site in Dunwoody Way.
The police have confirmed two men died in the collapse. A third man was also trapped but was airlifted to hospital where he is reported to have serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Cheshire Police chief superintendent Matt Welsted said it was now working closely with the Health and Safety Executive, local authority and building control to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
A residential property was also damaged as a result of the incident, however he said the occupants were not injured.
“This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences go out to the families affected at this extremely difficult time,” he said.