11 killed as crane collapses in India
The incident happened in the Visakhapatnam port city of southeastern Andhra Pradesh state on Saturday afternoon, when a crane collapsed at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).
Visakhapatnam’s District Collector Vinay Chand told Anadolu Agency that a total of 11 people have died in the incident.
An official from the Visakhapatnam administration said that all senior officers have rushed to the site of the incident and a rescue operation is ongoing in the area.
Quoting a local police officer, Press Trust of India news agency said the mishap occurred when the victims were engaged in erecting the crane.
In a Twitter post, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh expressed grief over loss of lives and said: “Departmental Enquiry Committee has been instituted to establish the causes leading to the accident. ■