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20 workers killed in India due to crane collapse


At least 20 workers were killed in western India on Tuesday after a crane collapsed on a highway under construction outside the city of Bombay, officials at the disaster response agency said.

The crane fell on large cement slabs at night, and debris was blown up as workers worked on the Samrudhi Highway in Maharashtra state, according to India’s National Disaster Response Agency.

And this authority said late on Tuesday that 20 bodies had been recovered and three injured had been taken to hospital.

A video released by India’s National Disaster Response Agency showed rescuers searching through piles of broken steel beams at the construction site in Thani, on the outskirts of Bombay.

The highway linking Bombay to Nagpur is part of a large-scale road infrastructure scheme in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

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