11 dead after massive crane collapses at Visakhapatnam shipyard

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Visakhapatnam, August 1 

At least 11 people were reported dead at the Hindustan Shipyard complex here after a rail- mounted crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard into Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday.

The crane collapsed during load-testing trials.

Four of them were shipyard employees and the were contract staff, said police.Three of the bodies have been recovered and identified, they said, adding rescue operations were on.

TV visuals showed the giant crane falling on the ground with a loud thud.

Further details are awaited. With agencies