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Emergency crews take part in major Thames crash exercise

Over 220 blue light service personnel are dealing with the enacted disaster at a “crash site” set up in a building by the Thames in east London to test emergency response procedures. To add realism to the scenario, a real fuselage from a Boeing 737 aircraft has been partially covered using 400 tonnes of rubble and real flame and smoke are being used. Hosted by London Fire Brigade (LFB), the three-day training drill is taking place in and around a derelict Victorian flour…