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London / January 16, 2013

1. Wide, fire in street

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LONDON (AP) _ London police say a helicopter has crashed during a rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building.

"It is too early at this stage to confirm any casualties," Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

A photo shown on Sky News showed wreckage burning in a street, and a large plume of black smoke was seen rising in the area.

London Fire Brigade said it was called at 8 a.m. to a report of a crash on Wandsworth Road on the south bank of the Thames.

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