Metallic structure collapses on Mumbai Metro line

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Mumbai, July 14 (ANI): A metallic structure erected to support the main concrete pillars at the Mumbai Metro line collapsed in the northwest suburb of Sakineka due to gusty winds late on Monday night.

However, no one was injured in the incident.

According to police, the mishap occurred at the construction site of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro rail at around 11:30 p.m.

K P Maheshwari, Director, Mumbai Metro One, the consortium building the metro line, said, "It was a temporary scaffolding which we had put up during the construction. 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 added.

Meanwhile, the heavy down pour accompanied by gusty winds since last evening led to traffic snarls at various places.

The tragedy took place two days after an under-construction bridge had collapsed in Delhi, leaving six persons dead. (ANI)

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