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Hair-raising near miss

Bride-to-be Nesh Pilay, 25, being assisted by a New York City firefighter after a construction crane collapsed near the beauty salon where she was having her hair done in downtown Manhattan,

New York, on Friday morning. The accident killed at least one person and three others were injured by falling debris, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.

Four buildings were also damaged. Hundreds of emergency workers responded after the 170m-tall crane toppled and flipped upside down, leaving the metal boom stretched along the length of nearly two city blocks. It was unclear why the crane fell.