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Mumbai: Woman dies after crane rams Metro pillar on highway

According to officials, the crane was being taken to the Metro site along the Western Express Highway when it lost control and rammed into the pillar.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2020, 15:35 IST
MMRDA has regretted the death of the woman in an accident on the western express highway.
MMRDA has regretted the death of the woman in an accident on the western express highway.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

A 23-year-old woman was killed after being crushed under a trolley on Saturday morning at the Western Express Highway (WEH) in Mumbai. Her sister was injured in the incident.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has constituted a three-member committee to conduct an investigation and submit a report on the incident within two days.

According to a press note issued by the Mumbai Police, the driver of a puller-axle, who was moving towards Andheri, lost control when a trolley being carried by the vehicle separated and rammed the woman, an auto-rickshaw and a taxi.

A resident of Saki Naka, 23-year-old Falguni Patel was waiting by the Gundavali bus-stop with her sister Tulsi Patel to receive a parcel at around 6 am on Saturday morning when the incident occurred. Her sister, 32-year-old Tulsi, is said to have sustained minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Vinod Yadav, fled the spot.

MMRDA in a statement said, “While the puller-axel was not executing any MMRDA Metro Line works at the place of accident that time, it was returning from the Metro Line 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) construction site; the contractor of the same has been notified and will be strictly penalized for negligence and damage.”

Two of the Metro pillars on line 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) have also been damaged in the incident, MMRDA stated. It also said that appropriate action will be taken against vehicle’s owner.

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