Thane: 15 workers were killed and three others injured when a crane crashed on a girder in Shahpur where the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway work was underway.
The incident occurred at 1 a.m. on Tuesday when the massive gantry crane collapsed on the girder, trapping the workers, said the Regional Disaster Management Unit,
The location is between Sargaon and Sarambegain where work is proceeding on the third and final phase of the 701-km-long Samruddhi Mahamarg between Nashik-Mumbai.
A massive rescue effort on a war footing has been launched by NDRF, SDRF and other local agencies.
An operation has been mounted by the Thane Police, Fire Brigade and disaster agencies amid apprehension of the death toll increasing.