A pedestrian has been killed by a huge window pane which fell from a luxury penthouse flat on the Thames riverside.
The man, who is thought to have been working on a nearby construction site, died instantly when the pane of glass crashed to the pavement outside the block of multi-million pound flats on the Albert Embankment.
According to the Evening Standard, the pane of glass fell almost 250 feet from the 27th floor of The Corniche block of luxury apartments, which are situated opposite the Tate Britain.
The Corniche is advertised as an “exclusive address” of two, three and four bedroom apartments and penthouses with panoramic views over the Houses of Parliament.
The newly-completed Berkeley Group development includes two bedroom apartments for £2.7 million, with penthouse flats going for up to £6.7 million.
A workman at the scene said: “A glass panel fell from the penthouse and hit a man who was walking under it. It killed him.
“You can see the hole in the top floor where the window fell out.”
Scotland Yard said officers were trying to trace the man’s family.
At first it was thought the man had fallen from the building.
However, a Met spokeswoman said: “At this early stage in the investigation, it is believed he was hit by something falling from a building.”
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
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