Construction of a bridge was happening at the highway when the incident took place. The crane was being used for construction which collapsed on a bridge slab. It was third phase of the Samruddhi expressway in Maharashtra’s Thane district.
Immediately after the incident 2 teams of National Disaster Response Force were deployed to rescue soon after the incident. So far the reports have come that 17 workers have lost their lives and 3 are majorly injured.
The accident took place at midnight on 1st August 2023 near Sarlambe Village under the Sahapur tehsil which is around 80 kms from Mumbai. The equipment that collapsed was a special-purpose mobile gantry crane used for bridge construction and to install precast box girders in highway construction projects.
Praying God for the speedy recovery of the injured and may the people who got killed Rest In Peace and the families get the strength to come out of the irreparable loss.