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crane there is still trapped. the crane there is try to help get rid of the other crane involved. 100 days plus coming up crane involved. 100 days plus coming up but that is it from us. welcome to one hundred days. the queen sets out the government's agenda without the poll and circumstance. this is a programme light on detail from the government. no carriage, no gallon. the queen arrived to set out her government's programme and brexit dominates. my ministers are committed to working with parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the european union. the queen made no mention of donald trump's state visit to the uk but the home secretary said it will go ahead but no date has been set. the
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democrats suffer a big blow. republicans are celebrating after winning a critical election in georgia. it's a huge boost to president trump. saudi arabia shakes up president trump. saudi arabia shakes up succession plan. how did this hope goes so wrong? marco rubio jokes he is launching an investigation after this hug with a banker trump missed the mark. —— ivanka. i'm christian fraser here in westminster and kathie kay is with us westminster and kathie kay is with us in washington. rarely could the queen have delivered such a speech so queen have delivered such a speech so thin and detail and it is supposed to steer the course of parliament for the next two years. it seems that many of the
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government's manifesto promises have disappeared along with its parliamentary majority. there was no controversial mention of the demnetia tax or the scrapping of school lunches. there was also no mention of donald trump's proposed state visit this year although the home secretary has confirmed it will go ahead. it was dominated by brexit. the bill will be produced to repeal the current bill and provide certainty to businesses. this will complement legislation in order to make sure the united kingdom makes a go of brexit, integrating nuclear safeguards, agriculture and fisheries and other elements. we will seek a deep partnership with out will seek a deep partnership with
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our allies and forge new trading relationships across the globe.l speech may have been thin, but the adversity that the government is facing is very plain. does the prime minister have the numbers in the commons to fulfil what she wants to do? the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, pinks she should go. a threadbare legislative programme from government that's lost its majority and, apparently, run out of ideas altogether. this would be a thin legislative programme even if it was one years. but the two years? two years? there's not in it to fill up one year. it's important we have a government committed to the national interest.
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that debate in the commons, quite feisty at times. 0ur correspondent was watching it. i was struck at the beginning by one labour mp comparing this to pupils coming back after the summer break. and then they came back and he thought, as she shrunk or has he grown? —— has she is —— has she shrunk? -- has she shrunk? there was much talk of social care, the elderly, tackling... you know, very controversial area that was in the
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ma nifesto controversial area that was in the manifesto but they had to ditch it. the conservative idea of increasing number of grammar schools, there we re number of grammar schools, there were other things on a long list of things on their manifesto that have been hollowed out. there are not the numbers in parliament to get any of this controversial staff through. the prime minister's supporters saying there is no appetite in britain for another election on leadership content, but what's the feeling in westminster? will theresa may still be here in two years?“ you are putting money on its... theresa may is now at the mercy of the conservative party in parliament, at the moment. she is diminished and bolam ball ——
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vulnerable, there is little appetite in parliament for another leadership contest within the tory party. there is not the support there, either for a new member such as borisjohnson, but the idea of a new general election in the next year, be ruled out. it's an uncertain atmosphere here. we are joined by a member of the brexit committee and also nigel eva ns, the brexit committee and also nigel evans, a member of the trade committee. thanks for being with us. nigel, i was in brussels and the prime minister is there tomorrow and i hear that she is a dead duck and she may not even lead the debate. i hear that she is a dead duck and she may not even lead the debatelj
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don't she may not even lead the debate.” don't see why. she got 8000 more votes tha n don't see why. she got 8000 more votes than the labour party, over 50 more seats and way and now the government of the country. i'm not sure what labour's position is in regard to brexit. it's important to make the point that we aren't sure that what the government's position is on brexit. you've got one view from numberten and is on brexit. you've got one view from number ten and one from number 11. labourare from number ten and one from number 11. labour are clear that we need a brexit that will put jobs first and fairand brexit that will put jobs first and fair and managed approached in the gration. 0n labour is united and we are raising questions as to whether we can stay in the single market, if it involves reforms, whether we can stay in the customs union. we don't
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wa nt stay in the customs union. we don't want to now come that is wrong for the economy, leaving us worse off and poorer which is not what people voted for. you've got queen's speech which was as thin as the prime minister's majority, she is literally a prime minister being described as an interim prime minister, and if you look at the gaps on the benches behind, it's clear she is losing support within her party. john mcdonald said of single market membership. i can't see it being on the table. it's not feasible, if you are committing to get rid of freedom of movement and you are cherry picking and they won't allow that. we need to recognise what the country has said around the controls of freedom of movement, but i have always argued that if there can be greater
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controls and if we can negotiate that with the eu, yes, we couldn't stay in as it is, but let's recognise what does work for our country. that anyone not difference to the conservatives. i think it is because i still would like to see that we don't throw out what works in terms of our relationship with the eu. we need to recognise the challenges that people wanted when they agreed to lead, we need prosperity by housing, the nhs, and we need a mature debate read by an analysis of the economic impact of what will happen with a deal and with no deal. studio: the brexit deals have huge consequences for a numberof groups. deals have huge consequences for a number of groups. getting that three will take a strong parliamentary
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majority which is something the prime minister does not have. how will you tackle this with such a weak government? 8096 of the country has voted for brexit, it regard the party. there seems to be huge confusion... they are not in government with you. the fact is that both manifesto spoke about leaving the european union. if you are going to have any controls on immigration then you cannot be in the single market nor the customs union, and if you want to do trade deals with another group of countries, then we can't be in the customs union. increasingly, when i am talking to people on doorsteps during the election, about brexit,
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even those who voted to remain, they have said, we want to get on with it and makea have said, we want to get on with it and make a success of it. there needs to be careful way in which we exit, and think you need to realise that 40% of our trade is with e u. we are still going to trade with them. that that's why you have to think how do we develop a a trade deal with other countries as well and the trade deal with other countries as welland the eu. trade deal with other countries as well and the eu. donald trump wants to trade with us and we are up for it. and the white house knows we, britain, need one more than the us
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does. christian, this will be tough that the government had most of what they want to do will not be in the, and yet they are still having to deal with these constituencies so they will not like much of what is happening. if you were to look at the great repeal bill alone, that would take up much of the standard parliamentary session. there is an enormous amount to do and no consensus across the parties, all within the main parties about what brexit we want. somebody says to me that this is the golden age of politics, but there is a chance we will get walked down in the weeds here. consensus howeverfrom the queen, saying that we are leaving the single market and the customs union. for all the talk of the prime
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minister is watering down, or softening, it's still the same position. there a trade bill in the queen's speech. there's a very senior brexit is in the cabinet, so somebody has said philip hammond was our last chance. as long as theresa may is still there, this is the course the conservative party will follow. they want somebody softer. christian, policies aside, i know you are a follower of ashen so tell me what the queen wore today. can you spot the similarity there? the queen is supposed to be impartial, but a lot of people saying that that looks like the european flag. i should mention for american viewers
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that a lot of tradition and pomp has been stripped away. the queen arrived by car. my crown always travels in its own car! democrats suffered a huge defeat here in a race to show how popular donald trump still is. the congressional race in georgia were seen as a referendum on the president. it was a good night for the white house. republicans have won four out of four election since he took office and he was pretty quick to take to twitter. he said, the special elections are over and those who wa nt to elections are over and those who want to make america great again are
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five and zero. all the fake news, all the money spent equals zero. it was midnight pain for the democrats in georgia. they tried to turn this seat blue, spending millions of dollars. but their 30—year—old candidate for now becomes a political might have been rather than a congressman. at a time when politics has been dominated by fear and hatred, and scapegoating, and division, this community stood up, women in this community stood up. republican relief as well as jubilation, because although the winning candidate hated how this became a referendum on trump, she had warm words for the presidents.
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thanks to the president of the united states of america. let us not forget our equally great vice president, mike pence. republicans have defended their turf. if they had lost, it would have sent shock waves through washington. the donald trump a win isa win washington. the donald trump a win is a win after weeks of russia related headlines, but it suggested that the democrats could be competitive in the mid—term elections. in affluent areas where some white—collar republicans have
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misgivings about donald trump's presidencies. let's get more on this story. how important is this win the president trump and his agenda? the democrats let everybody know that they thought they would win, and when you proclaim your prediction thenit when you proclaim your prediction then it will come back and bite you. they had the media saying they would win and they didn't. but it's just one more special election. it's a long way until november 20 18.“ there something specific that the president can do in congress that he couldn't before? it would have been much harderfor him to get things done, had they lost, and with all
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the build—up and the hype, it's been pushed away and in that sense, maybe it will make things easier for trump. we are a very polarised country right now, particularly in washington. governor, a caveat here, this seat was held since 1979 by the public and they had to throw millions of dollars at it. it was the most expensive congressional election in the history of the united states. $25 million was put into this race. by the democrats. it has changed since newt gingrich was there. the victory was 4—5 points, close but not that close. the
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biggest story here is that the big gun that everyone was waiting to go off, didn't go off. tomorrow is back to business, and they are going to talk about health care in the senate. this is a big thing for the president, because if he does not get it right then it will make a difference at the midterms? there is no question that the president needs to produce results. the republicans have been saying since 0bamacare past that they would repeal it. very difficult in the house. two tries to get it out of the house. i would remind you that the bill, 0bamacare, took the democrats 1a months to get
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through, and when they did, they had 60 votes in the senate. there are only 52 currently, so there's a lot of false optimism about how fast you can get this done. the republican leader says he wants to get this on the floor tomorrow, voted for next week. 50 senators. this is a good day for republicans and for mr trump, but his approval rating is still 37% and a lot of the country doesn't like him. that is not going to change very much, is it? the views have been set but can he expand his popularity —based? remember that last year, republicans we re remember that last year, republicans were given a choice of two most negatively perceived candidates in
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american history. many people didn't wa nt american history. many people didn't want clinton. they wanted change and to ta ke want clinton. they wanted change and to take a race, but what trump has to take a race, but what trump has to do is produce results. he had to pass these health care and tax reform bills. you are right though, if he cannot produce, then the people who have voted for change will shrug and say, i guess i have to look elsewhere. he probably need somebody like new helping him with the politics. well, my political career is behind me, but thank you very much! somebody has said that a grandee from the republican party can help donald trump to get things done, because wrangling all those members of congress isn't proving easy for him. the british government
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has acquired 68 flats in an upmarket development to how survivors of last week's fire in which many died. a 23—year—old syrian refugee was the first victim to be identified by police. the head of the firefighters association in portugal has said that the fire there has killed 64 people and could have been started deliberately. firefighters have been criticised for failing to seal off a road as you can see, where many of the victims are trapped. christian, we have probably all done this. we've gone in for a hug or a handshake which has gone horribly wrong. that is what happened to senator marco rubio when he went to embrace the president's daughter, ivanka. there's always a camera and
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he had hoped that no one had noticed. luckily, he has seen the funny side of it and join in on twitter. he posted this. it looks like a fake news moment. here are some others. i love the never—ending handshake. that first one, john kerry. francois
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hollande. it always filled me with dread. i never knew if you had to do 24. if you do the first on the second, then you end up on the nose! we won't do that. it might go terribly wrong. you are watching one hundred days from bbc news. the viewers interested in world news, saudi arabia has a young air to the throne. what is this mean for the kingdom's elation ship with his neighbours. —— relationship with its neighbours. —— relationship with its neighbours. is this morejest neighbours. —— relationship with its
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neighbours. is this more jest than jive, we will talk about this in the next few minutes on one hundred days plus on bbc news. with a top temperature of 34 celsius. it's been the hottestjune day since 1976. the hottest weather is on the western side of london. close the 35 degrees. that he spread far north. that heat spread far north. but the first sign of change, a cold
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front, as that fresh eire arrives, bumping into that hot air then it will spark a few thunderstorms as we head into the evening. not everywhere will catch them but across parts of northern england, some vicious storms. some drifting across scotland, and some very misty, murky conditions. temperature is beginning to drop away in the west, and a warm, muggy night across the south—east. showers moving across southern the south—east. showers moving across southern areas. some the south—east. showers moving across southern areas. some of them heavy. it will be quite hit and miss. away from these areas, i lots of fine weather, much cooler, fresher for most of us. some heat across the south—east but temperatures back into the 20s by tomorrow afternoon and it should be a fresher evening. into tomorrow night and we start to see a band of
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wet weather sinking its way into northern ireland and western scotland, and this is the first sign of the atlantic taking over once again. this means it will turn more u nsettled. again. this means it will turn more unsettled. during friday, rain sinking southwards and eastwards. a pretty windy day across northern areas and certainly cooler and fresher, 18—19dc, but nothing like as hot as it has been. into the weekend. doesn't look too bad, still some sunshine and showers, more rain across northern scotland. still cooler, and a fresher feel. it will continue to be much fresher than it has been by saturday. welcome back. the top story, the
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queen said that the government ‘s agenda for the next two years but without the usual pomp and circumstances. the conservatives are rallying around wounded leader but this is a programme light on detail. and there is a lot of very hot weather around, it's the summer solstice, britain has set records, we will see what you make of it. saudi arabia has had a dramatic shake—up in its royalfamily, the king has posted his nephew in favour of his son who is becoming the new crown prince and thus heir to the throne. the 31—year—old will become deputy prime minister and continue as defence minister. he is considered a moderniser who has produced for economic reform and an
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end to the addiction to oil, he has directed the war in yemen and organised president trump's recent visit. you might remember one of the photographs which did the rounds, the orb, to open a new anti—terrorism centre. all sorts of twitter comments about this. that is king salman in the background. i knew you'd find an excuse to run that photo den haag ‘s mac i'm joined now by a joint fellow at the institute of peace, thank you for coming in, how significant is this, what it mean? they have upended the chain of command, the traditional way of inheriting power. they have brought in a man who is 31 years old. ina brought in a man who is 31 years old. in a country where old men have ruled for a very long time this is the first time we have a grandson of
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the first time we have a grandson of the founder of saudi arabia and the king also fired the head of the counterterrorism programme who worked so closely with the west. he is tough on iran, he launched the war in yemen and thinking it would be quick but it has dragged on, does not bode particularly well in terms of stability? it comes at a time of instability across the region because of a dispute within the gulf countries but the longer issue of what happens between the gulf arabs and iran, the war in yemen has proven to be very troublesome and open—ended, no solution on the table. this is a really challenging moment for saudi arabia particularly given that it does not have its traditional oil wealth as the price of oil has declined. this is a time of oil has declined. this is a time of arguably greater challenges for the kingdom than any sense it current iteration. we should not forget two thirds of the saudi
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arabia population is his age or younger saw a lot of people will look at him as a moderniser, is he the sort of person who can get to grips with some very conservative social issues, notably the way women are treated? well he is a moderniser when it comes to the economy but he's not done those things politically which will open up society and that's the great challenge, can you do one without the other? he is currently popular among the young who feel the country has been led by old men but there's no indication he's going to take the kind of steps that would really change the face of the image of saudi arabia and its society. although it is an oil—rich country this is a country where a third of the young are unemployed, so there are grave challenges facing the country as it tries to change. briefly i want asked you about china and north korea, the president sent
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out a tweaked last night, i think we can put it out, suggesting a shift in policy. this of course in the wake of the us it dying in a coma. is there a change on policy? it was strikingly undiplomatic in trying to criticise china in not being able to bring around the north korean regime. there are more effective ways of communicating concerned are trying to increase the pressure. picking up the telephone and calling the chinese president or sending an ambassador to have a chat. to do it over twitter and a part of the world we re over twitter and a part of the world were face is very important seems quite counter—productive. i don't
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think it marks a shift but i think the united states has no alternative but to rely on china. thank you for coming in. prince philip has been admitted to hospital as a precaution, he is receiving treatment for an infection and officials say it relates to a pre—existing condition. he is due to the buyer from public pre—existing condition. he is due to the buyerfrom public duty pre—existing condition. he is due to the buyer from public duty in august. a close call involving nato and russian aircraft over the baltic sea, this is a view of an aircraft showing an made two f—16 fighter flying alongside it, according to russian media which says the nato aircraft was chased away. by a russian military jet. meanwhile aircraft was chased away. by a russian militaryjet. meanwhile the us congress has been told russian hackers targeted voting systems in 21 states in last year ‘s election. a senior cyber security official from the department of homeland security also told lawmakers she had confidence in the overall integrity
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of the electoral system and any attempt to change a vote tallies was detectable. we had not heard that before, the fact that 21 states had been hacked. where are we up to with this? we have had the destiny of james comey, we know the president is or is not being investigated depending on who you listen to, where are we up to? we have a long wait, we have to wait for the congressional investigations, the truth is this could take months if not years potential wait to come and if the brief is being expanded to notjust look at the idea of collusion with russia but also the obstruction of justice issue and if the president tried to obstruct the investigation then that could take even longer. he is hiring a lot of lawyers. it's a good week to be a lawyer in
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washington. it's been a big week for republicans and they will celebrate. tonight president trump holds a rally in cedar rapids, his first trip to i/o since taking office. it was a state he flipped to the republicans after two president 0bama victories. back to business tomorrow, the health care plan due for release. i am joined by an american author and fundraiser for president trump, welcome to the studio. the big story here today, we are watching the queen ‘s speech and she says she's looking forward to the visit of the king of spain but no mention of president trump. is he coming? i predict he will be definitely be coming at some point, britain is one of our closest allies and we have much in common not only in terms of terrorism but also international trade. but he plays things close to his vest and has an
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agenda at home right now, health ca re agenda at home right now, health care and tax reform and i think an announcement will come after he gets at least healthier through into law. i will throw a softball question i know you will like, we talk about the way president trump is construed in washington and what people say and he is unpopular, he is 5—0 on the special elections, he is in iowa tonight, we are always conscious we may be missing the beach when it comes to the base? i think that was true, people don't realise the democratic playbook is no longer working, and the special elections underscored that, they need to throw it out the window and start over, it is like einstein ‘s theory of crazy, doing the same thing over and over. this russian narrative about
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so—called collusion... this russian narrative about so-called collusion... you don't believe that? i do not believe it at all, james comey said three times he's not being investigated... then! let's put this in perspective, i am totally for a special counsel investigating, i do not think the president has anything to hide, jeff sessions does not have anything to hide. one thing which will concern americans and is concerning democrats is the cost of special counsel, ken starr cost $39.1 million for taxpayers, iran—contra over 47 million. a lot of lawyers in employment. that is cheaper than the georgia election at this point, i want to ask, and this is not a mainstream media spend question, but there have
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not been many legislative accomplishments by the president so far, he has not managed to get done as fast as he would have liked some of the things he set out during the course of the campaign, why do you think that is, is it the president, the media, the republican party or perhaps these russia investigations? i think perhaps these russia investigations? ithinka perhaps these russia investigations? i think a leader has to take responsibility for himself and the dead health care bill, i don't know why, they had plenty of time and i think they have now taken a step back and are making sure they have the votes. i don't think he would be making an announcement that they are looking and hoping the vote before thejuly looking and hoping the vote before the july recess looking and hoping the vote before thejuly recess if looking and hoping the vote before the july recess if they looking and hoping the vote before thejuly recess if they did not feel strongly they now have a coalition. a house divided will fall and even establishment republicans recognise there is no option, billy is not an option, they have two pass health
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care. it's as tough as putting socks and a rooster but i think they will do it. i like it! lets finish on the important stuff, and new records in the uk, the hottestjune and new records in the uk, the hottest june day and new records in the uk, the hottestjune day in 41 years, 94 fahrenheit. it is very, very hot, but there must be viewers around the world but amused by this british obsession with the weather but if we are going to do with the weather but if we are going todoa with the weather but if we are going to do a weather story for the second day running today is the day to do it. it's the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and no better place to celebrate it than stonehenge. you're watching bbc news, the top
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stories for you, it's exactly quarter to eight. in the speech the government has set out a range of measures it hopes to bring into law over the next two years with brexit at the top of the agenda. mps have been debating the speech in the in the commons, the prime minister said her government could tackle the challenges the country faces whilst jeremy corbyn said the government was in chaos. one person remained trapped after a crane collapsed in crewe, it understood the driver has been airlifted to hospital. and an update on the markets. let's get the latest on the crane
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colla pse let's get the latest on the crane collapse in crewe, it happened late this afternoon at a housing development not farfrom this afternoon at a housing development not far from the local morrisons supermarket. initially three people were trapped but two have since been freed and are receiving treatment with the driver a p pa re ntly receiving treatment with the driver apparently airlifted to hospital. jenny aitken from bbc radio stoke is near the scene, ring is up—to—date with the latest, what more is happening? when i was close to the roundabout right next to the building site, just a pile of rubble and a crane was what i could see. i have driven around to the other side to see what i could see basically and it's all cordoned off as well, obviously. but i can see the crane from the other side, the crane looks
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like it is picking up another crane. the crane i could see was obviously lifting the crane that had collapsed and was in trouble. police tell us one person is still trapped, they are still investigating and rescuing that person. three people have since come out. what i know from residents is that this is a big residential area, plenty of flats and houses, four story flats, people coming out of their balconies to see what's going on. people have told me that people in those flats saw what happened and as you can imagine are very distressed. they saw the crane tilt, said there were
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