30 Jan 2013

NZ man killed in freak accident in London

1:45 pm on 30 January 2013

A Gisborne man in his 20s has been killed in a freak accident in Britain.

The man was hit by a falling street sign in the London suburb of Camden Town.

British newspaper The Independent quotes witnesses saying they heard a huge crash like the sound of a falling skip and saw a man lying under twisted metal.

They say passers by tried to help but the man was badly injured and died later in hospital.