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Metallic structure collapses at Metro site

A metallic structure supporting main concrete pillars at Mumbai's under-construction first Metro line collapsed in the northwest suburb of Sakinaka following gusty winds.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2009 11:39 IST

A metallic structure supporting main concrete pillars at Mumbai's under-construction first Metro line collapsed in the northwest suburb of Sakinaka following gusty winds.

No one was injured in the incident which took place at 11:30 pm on Monday night when work was going on at the
construction site of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro rail.

The incident comes two days after an under-construction metro pillar collapsed in Delhi leaving six persons dead.

"The metallic pillar erected to support main pillars of the metro route came down last night. No body was injured in the incident," Amitabh Gupta, Additional Police Commissioner, told PTI.

K P Maheshwari, Director of Mumbai Metro One, the consortium building the metro line, said "It was a temporary
scaffolding which we had put up during the construction and it fell due to the strong winds. We removed the debris in two to three hours. Work has resumed at the site,"

"We are going to conduct an inquiry into why the structure collapsed and come out with a report," he said.