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16 killed in crane accident

International Desk : At least 16 people have been killed and four others injured after the girder launcher machine collapsed in Maharashtra's Thane in India.

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The accident took place in the wee hours of Tuesday.

According to India Today, a bridge construction was underway near Sarlambe village in Thane, when the accident happened. Apart from those dead, several others are feared trapped beneath the debris.

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The crane and slab connecting the girder machine fell from a height of 100 feet, resulting in a major accident. The dead bodies were taken to a local hospital, along with those injured.

Police personnel, NDRF personnel and fire officials are engaged in rescue and relief work. It is feared that the death toll may rise.

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The machine is used to install precast box girders in highway and high-speed rail bridge construction projects.

The Samruddhi Mahamarg, named Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, is a 701-km-long expressway connecting Mumbai and Nagpur.

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