Canary Wharf: second man falls to his death in 24 hours

City worker’ plunged from fourth floor of Cabot Place shopping centre

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A second man has died after “falling from a height” at Canary Wharf, less than 24 hours after a commuter plunged to his death from an escalator.

The tragedy is understood to have taken place inside the Cabot Place shopping complex beside the busy commuter station, in the heart of London’s financial district.

Employees “described hearing a sickening ‘thud’ and screams” as the victim, a man in his 50s, plunged from the fourth floor of the complex at around 8.30am this morning, the Daily Mirrorreports.

“The noise was unlike anything I had ever heard before – I thought it must have been a gun shot – then I heard screaming,” Jordan Bruin, who manages a clothing shop within the centre, told the Mirror.

“I ran out of the shop and there was a guy lying on the floor, he had fallen from the top floor.”

A local man told the London Evening Standard that the man was “dressed professionally, like a City worker” and that a bag and mobile phone were lying close to the body.

Despite treatment from emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 9am.

The shopping centre was closed for around three hours after the incident, but has since reopened.

Yesterday, a 32-year-old man was killed in what appears to be a freak accident after falling from a moving escalator inside Canary Wharf tube station. Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

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