11 killed in crane collapse at Visakhapatnam Shipyard

Rail-mounted crane collapses at the Hindustan Shipyard complex

vizag A screengrab from a video showing the crane collapses at Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

A massive crane collapse in Andhra Pradesh has left 11, including four Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) employees, dead on Saturday. The accident happened at the Hindustan Shipyard complex in Visakhapatnam after a rail-mounted crane collapsed, police said.

Three of the bodies have been recovered and identified, police said, adding rescue operations were on. TV visuals showed the giant crane falling on the ground with a loud thud.

An ambulance and police vehicles were seen rushing into the shipyard complex. Further details are awaited.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Reddy has directed Visakhapatnam District Collector and City Police Commissioner to take immediate action on the incident.