BREAKING: Casualties confirmed after crane smashes into flats during thunderstorm

Dallas Fire and Rescue officials said the metal frame collapsed into the apartment block near Good Latimer and Live Oak in Downtown Dallas. 

It is understood heavy winds and gales smashed through the area on Sunday afternoon local time (Sunday night GMT). 

Officials confirmed that two people were also in a critical condition and that three others were in a serious condition. 

Another victim has since been released from the hospital. 

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