Visakhapatnam: In an unfortunate incident, a heavy-duty crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday (August 1). According to reports, at least 10 people are dead and one was injured in the incident.
DCP Suresh Babu confirmed the reports to ANI, saying "A crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. 11 dead and 1 injured in the incident."
Police officials said that three deceased were identified, and rescue operations was going on at the site.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inquired about the crane mishap at Visakhapatnam and directed the District Collector and City Police Commissioner to take immediate action on the incident.
News agency ANI shared a video showing the giant crane falling on the ground with a loud thud.
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Rama Krishna, Jana Sena supporter told ANI, "The crane accident took place at 12 pm. The crane fell at the time of load testing. We are seeing from the last 90 days in Visakhapatnam that LG Polymer gas leak took place, there was a blast in Visakhapatnam container yard and now this happened."
"All this is happening because there is no safety audit. The government should arrange safety audits and cancel the license of those who do not have an audit done," he added.