17 killed, 3 injured due to girder launching machine falling during bridge construction in Shahpur

A big accident has happened in Shahpur of Thane district. Here 17 people have died due to the fall of a guard launching machine. While three people have been injured.

Shahpur police says that the third phase of Samriddhi Express Highway is under construction. The machine was being used to prepare the bridge. Meanwhile, the guard machine fell from a height of 70 feet.

According to the information, some people are still feared to be buried under the debris. Three injured have been admitted to a hospital in Shahpur taluka.

It was told that the construction work of the bridge was going on late on Monday night, then a big accident happened. It is said that due to lack of any security measures, the laborers here have lost their lives. The crane and slab connecting the girder machine fell below 70 feet. So far 17 dead bodies have been brought to Shahpur Upazila Hospital. 3 to 4 people are injured. There is a possibility of increasing the death toll.

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