Man, teen dead in cherry picker accident in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say two people are dead after the cherry picker they were standing in was thrown by a gust of wind.

Police were called around 1:45 p.m. Sunday to respond to a report of an equipment failure and multiple juveniles injured near Cochiti Road and Dorothy Street.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports that a man and four children were in the basket of the cherry picker.

Police say the elevated work platform was not secured to the ground and wind blew it over.

Police say the man and a teenager were killed. The other children were hurt but their conditions have not been released.

No other details were given by police.

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