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Engineer killed as car ploughs off road into two workmen leaving 2,000 without power as cops declare ‘major incident’

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POLICE in Manchester have declared a major incident after 2,000 homes were left without power when a car ploughed into two electrical engineers.

Officers were called to Littleborough at 11.47am today following a report of a traffic collision.

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One man died and 2,000 homes were left without power when a car ploughed into two electrical engineers[/caption]

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Emergency services immediately rushed to the scene where they found two workmen seriously injured.

Tragically one of the engineers, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to MEN, his family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The other workman, in his 20s, remains in serious condition in hospital.

Superintendent Arif Nawaz, GMPs tactical commander, said: “This has been a terrible incident and our thoughts are very much with the family and friends who have lost their loved one in tragic circumstances.

“As a result of this incident, around 2000 homes and businesses in the area were without electricity for around four hours and a major incident response was declared.

“Electricity North West have confirmed at 6.20pm this evening that only around 60 properties are now affected by the power outage which is due to be resolved within the next couple of hours.

“GMP have been working together with the local authority and other partner agencies to support those who are most vulnerable in this situation. Emergency services remain at the scene and Featherstall Road remains closed.”

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