German police say 3 dead in maintenance platform fall

German police say 3 dead in maintenance platform fall
# 03 September 2019 13:25 (UTC +04:00)

Police say a maintenance platform has fallen from a TV broadcast tower in central Germany, killing three people, APA reports citing the Star.

Northern Hesse police said Tuesday that the platform fell from a height of 50 metres (164 feet).

Police said the incident happened at about 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) at the Hoher Meissner broadcast tower, 30 kilometres (19 miles) east of Kassel.

First responders are at the scene. An investigation into the cause of the platform’s fall is underway.

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