Three people crushed by tree after it fell and trapped them underneath

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  • July 24, 2020
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Three people were rushed to hospital after being crushed by a falling tree in east London.

The tree fell in Leyton on the junction between Leyton High Road and Jesse Road at around 6pm on Thursday.

Two crews were sent by the London Ambulance and all three pedestrians were taken to hospital. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

Harjit Gill, who lives in the area, has claimed a man’s head looked ‘gruesome’ when he passed by on a run.

He said: ‘I saw someone under the tree on the pavement with a bandage on his head, the fire brigade arrived on the scene with the police and was told to move on quickly.’

Mr Gill, who works in financial regulation, added: ‘The scene was of utter bemusement but gathered it was serious as the police shut the road off and were quite blunt in clearing the scene.’

Another local resident said the people beneath the tree appeared to be trapped.

However, the Metropolitan Police said this was not the case.

The road has reopened and the tree has now been removed.

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