Horrifying moment a huge crane collapses and crashes onto a busy road in China

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Horrifying moment a huge crane lifting a heavy steel cage topples and crashes onto a busy road in China

  • Footage captures the terrifying moment the machine fell apart in Wuhan today
  • The massive crawler crane slammed onto an expressway as cars drove past
  • A woman was trapped in a mangled vehicle that was struck by the heavy load
  • Local officials said that two people who were injured are in stable condition

Terrifying footage has captured the moment a massive crane suddenly tipped over while lifting a heavy steel structure before plummeting onto a busy road in Wuhan.

Two people were injured and rushed to hospital after the collapsed machine slammed onto two cars parked by the road, according to local officials today. 

A female passenger can be seen in the video being trapped in a destroyed vehicle that was struck by the bulky load.

The horrific incident took place in Wuhan on Tuesday morning

Terrifying footage has captured the moment a tower crane suddenly tipping over while lifting giant steel structure before plummeting onto a busy road in Wuhan on Tuesday morning

The collapsed structure also crashed into a small building on the other side of the road

On-site construction workers are pictured on the scene after the incident

Two people were injured and rushed to hospital after the collapsed machine slammed into two cars parked by the road, according to local officials from Wuhan’s construction department

The incident took place at 9:30am local time Tuesday on the construction site of Wuhan Yangtze Centre, a commercial complex project that started just over two months ago.

The two injured residents are said to be in stable condition and being treated in hospital, according to local construction authorities.

A small building on the other side of the road was also severely damaged.

The officials said that the accident occurred when the crawler crane was lifting a steel cage, a type of construction commonly used for high buildings.

The cause of the incident remains unclear.

The picture shows one of the cars that were damaged by the collapsed structure

A female passenger is pictured inside the destroyed vehicle

The incident took place at 9:30am local time Tuesday at the construction site of Wuhan Yangtze Centre, a commercial complex project that started just over two months ago

Footage released by state media People’s Daily shows the toppled structure plunging through a small building on the road. The incident took place at 9:30am local time today in Wuhan

Footage released by state media People’s Daily shows the toppled structure plunging through a small building on the road. The incident took place at 9:30am local time today in Wuhan

Footage released by state media People’s Daily shows the toppled structure plunging through a small building on the other side of the road.

Another clip shows the female passenger who was stuck in a destroyed vehicle on the scene asking: ‘How long [till I’m rescued]?’

An on-site worker can be heard replying: ‘[We] have to wait for the firefighters to come.’

Officials have activated emergency response and are dealing with the incident.

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