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Two injured on the Thames as gangway to HMS Belfast collapses

The gangway connecting museum ship HMS Belfast to the river bank on the River Thames in London collapsed this afternoon injuring two contractors.

The gangway was being refurbished and was surrounded by scaffolding and a taupaulin, when it collapsed into the River Thames earlier today

River regulator the Port of London Authority and the emergency services have been informed.

HMS Belfast owner the Imperial War Museum is “beginning an urgent and full investigation into what has happened”. The ship will be closed until further notice.

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