New Zealander killed by falling sign in London

A New Zealander is believed to be the victim of a freak accident in London yesterday when he was killed after being crushed by a shop sign that fell as he was walking underneath.

 
 

Camden Rd

A New Zealander is believed to be the victim of a freak accident in London yesterday when he was killed after being crushed by a shop sign that fell as he was walking underneath.

The sign blew off a betting shop on Camden Rd and landed on him around 5pm on Monday.

The victim, in his 20s, suffered a massive heart attack and died later in hospital.

According to the Daily Mail, a spokesperson from the New Zealand High Commission in London confirmed he was a New Zealander.

Tributes, including a New Zealand flag, were left outside the shop.

One card named him as “Jacko”, while another read: “This is not how it was supposed to go. We had so many good plans and so many good memories. I promise never to forget you.”

The man had yet to be formally identified, although his family in New Zealand had been informed.

He is the second New Zealander to be killed by a falling object in London in recent times, with Erena Louise Wilson dying after being hit by a falling branch in Kew Gardens in September

 
 

 
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