Watch from the street as two giant cranes collapse onto houses in a busy European town

Earlier this week, a couple of huge cranes collapsed onto houses in the western Netherlands town of Alphen aan den Rijn.

Some 20 people were injured. Miraculously, none died:

The cranes were working from barges on the town’s Queen Juliana Bridge. When they fell, they took out five houses, including a second-hand clothing store and a shop selling art supplies.

Here’s an aerial view of the damage taken by a drone:

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Now CCTV footage has emerged of what it was like to be in the shadow of those cranes as those on the street suddenly realised what was about to happen.

Basically, terrifying:

Here’s the original video of the entire collapse.

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