Police have reported Railings on a building in Cadogan Square collapsed on Friday morning at around 10am.
One person was originally reported to have been killed. However, soon after a second statement was released expressing that two men had died in the accident and at least six people were injured.
It is thought that one man died at the scene and another after having been taken to hospital.
The building is based in Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge.
The London Ambulance Service said: “The deceased were removal men who were moving a sofa, according to an MP.” Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands was at the scene and tweeted:
Balcony collapse in Cadogan Sq. Just spoke with Cadogan Ests, not their property, but believe balcony broke when the removal men 1/2— Greg Hands (@GregHands) November 21, 2014
2/2 were moving a sofa out and the combined weight might have broken it. Casualties were removal staff. My thoughts are with their families.— Greg Hands (@GregHands) November 21, 2014
Worth remembering the hazards faced by removal workers, particular in tight environments in central London like Cadogan Square.— Greg Hands (@GregHands) November 21, 2014
London Live’s James Banks was at the scene later. Here is his report.