Accident in London - level 3

Accident in London - level 3

25-02-2014 07:00

A 49-year-old woman has died after part of a building collapsed on the car she was driving in central London.

It happened late on Friday during a stormy night of strong winds. Police have cordoned off the scene which is opposite to Holborn tube station.

Pounds of rubble surrounded the silver Skoda, showing the large chunks of masonry that fell on the car. Her passengers, a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, are being treated in hospital, but police say their injuries are not life-threatening. A fourth person believed to be a male passerby was also taken to hospital.

The Met Office has said Friday’s weather is the last in a series of violent storms that have swept the UK with conditions said to improve through the weekend.

Difficult words: cordon something off (prevent access to or from an area), rubble (broken parts of a building), chunk (big piece), masonry (parts of a building that are made of stone), Met Office (Meteorological Office in the UK).

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