Fire engines crash in Canary Wharf on emergency call

Two fire engines have crashed while responding to an emergency call, leaving seven firefighters needing hospital treatment.

The collision happened at Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf, east London, at about 19:45 GMT on Tuesday.

The crews had been heading to tackle a blaze in a store room in the area.

One firefighter had been trapped during the crash, London Fire Brigade said. He was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

The ambulance service treated 10 of his colleagues at the crash scene for shock and minor injuries, with six of them being taken to hospital.

The two engines were from Shadwell and Poplar fire stations, the fire service said. Crews from Millwall, Homerton and Bethnal Green were called out following the crash and were at the scene until just after 21:00 GMT.

Last year, an engine from Poplar fire station crashed into a building in Canary Wharf, leaving three of its crew injured.

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