Thursday, 7 July 2016
5 Gambians Killed At A Recycling Site In Birmingham
Five workers were killed at a recycling site in Birmingham when a retaining wall holding scrap metal collapsed.
The Press Association is reporting the men killed are believed to be Spanish nationals, originally from Gambia.
Police were called to Hawkeswood Metal on Aston Church Road in Nechells shortly before 09:00 BST.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said emergency services attended the site but the men were pronounced dead.
Det Supt Mark Payne described it as "a very traumatic incident". It is understood a sixth man managed to scramble free.
He was taken to Heartlands Hospital with a broken leg.