Shahpur Tragedy: Tragic incident claims 15 lives as girder launching machine collapses in vibrant Maharashtra’s Thane
At least 15 workers were killed and three others injured when a crane crashed on a girder in Shahpur where work on the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway (Samruddhi Mahamarg) was underway in Thane, the home district of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, authorities said on Tuesday.
According to the Regional Disaster Management Unit, the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday when the massive gantry crane collapsed on the girder, trapping the workers.
A massive rescue effort on a war footing has been launched by NDRF, SDRF, and other local agencies.
An operation has been mounted by the Thane Police, Fire Brigade, and disaster agencies amid apprehension of the death toll increasing.
The location is between Sargaon and Sarambegain where work is proceeding on the third and final phase of the 701-km-long Samruddhi Mahamarg between Nashik-Mumbai.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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