20 killed following collapse in Maharashtra

©GCR, illustration by Denis Carrier
©GCR, illustration by Denis Carrier
Twenty construction workers have been killed and three injured by the collapse of girder installing machine at a road building project in the west Indian state of Maharashtra.

The collapse took place close to the town of Shahapur in the district of Thane. The Times of India reports that the workers were crushed by the machine as they were working on the Samruddhi Expressway.

A press release from the Indian government announced compensation for the workers.

India’s National Disaster Response Force is working with local authorities to offer support to those affected by the collapse.

A tweet by Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, said experts were being consulted to determine the cause of the collapse.

  • Updated 2 August to reflect the latest death toll
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