5 killed in industrial accident at UK metal recycling site

July 7, 2016 12:55 PM

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LONDON — British police say five men have been killed in an accident at a scrap metal recycling plant in central England.

West Midlands Police say officers were called by the ambulance service Thursday morning to reports of a wall collapse at Hawkeswood Metal in the Nechells area of Birmingham. The force said five men were pronounced dead at the scene and a sixth was taken to a local hospital with leg injuries.

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