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Falling block of ice captured on CCTV camera

By T.K. Randall
February 10, 2018 · Comment icon 6 comments



New footage has emerged showing a large chunk of ice narrowly missing pedestrians on a London street.
The ice, which had presumably fallen from an aircraft flying overhead, was seen smashing on to the road just a few feet away from a street cleaner who had been standing nearby.

The incident, which occurred on Wednesday morning, happened near Kew Gardens station underneath a busy flight path into London's Heathrow Airport.
The falling ice was filmed by a nearby taxi firm's security camera.

"When I watched the footage back I was shocked to see it was the size of a boulder," said the firm's boss, Mos Sayed. "It was enormous. It must have been about 20kg."

"If it had fallen on someone, it would have killed them. It's shocking really. I walk along that street with my children every day. We should all be grateful no one was severely injured."

Source: Sky News | Comments (6)




Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Herr Falukorv 6 years ago
Imagine getting that one in the head ... ouch
Comment icon #2 Posted by Andromedan StarSeed 6 years ago
That would suck big time if it landed on persons head it be like an ice shard gone though,but this case it can be total mess. Some things happen out of blue you never know what weather may bring or close call with in freak accident.
Comment icon #3 Posted by quiXilver 6 years ago
My wife, two other friends and myself were hiking in the Sequoia forest here in California. We were up there camping for the Millenium New Year, back in 2001. We'd been warned by the rangers before going out this day, that high wind was particularly dangerous in this forest. Because Sequoia branches are the size of medium trees and when they break free, they fall from 300-350 feet in the air. At one point, we'd all settled on a fallen log to rest for a time. Not thirty seconds after we stood up, a massive crack was heard above us, and a branch the size of a tree from my front yard at home,... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Black Monk 6 years ago
We had hailstone today.
Comment icon #5 Posted by smokeycat 6 years ago
Luckily it wasn't stowaways falling this time. That would of been a bigger shock. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stowaway-falls-death-london-after-5910205 https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/apr/25/man-street-stowaway-fell-plane
Comment icon #6 Posted by MissJatti 6 years ago
The enemies new weapon of mass destruction


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