The Weekend Leader - Container truck rams into Mumbai flyover, no casualties

Container truck rams into Mumbai flyover, no casualties



A massive iron girder of an under construction flyover crashed down after a container trailer rammed into it here on Saturday, officials said.

The incident happened at the busy Lotus Junction of Shivajinagar on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road of north-east Mumbai where the flyover construction work is currently underway.

The container truck, travelling towards the Chhedda Nagar side, dashed into the flyover girder which collapsed and crushed two vehicles parked right below it.

One was a private car and the other was a traffic police motorcycle but there were no casualties, said an official of the BMC Disaster Control.

Work was taken up to clear the road even as traffic jammed on both sides and was cleared within an hour or so.

The Deonar Police have arrested the container truck driver and booked him for rash driving, damage to public property and other charges.-IANS

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