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Maharashtra: Hoarding collapses on stationary mini truck in Pune; nobody injured

Updated on: 16 May,2024 07:06 PM IST  |  Pune
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Nobody was injured in the incident, the officials said

Maharashtra: Hoarding collapses on stationary mini truck in Pune; nobody injured

A huge hoarding had collapsed in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai on Monday. File Pic/Sameer Markande

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Maharashtra: Hoarding collapses on stationary mini truck in Pune; nobody injured

A hoarding installed on the roadside suddenly collapsed on a stationary mini truck in Pimpri Chinchwad area of Maharashtra's Pune district on Thursday as a result of strong winds, police said, reported the PTI.

Nobody was injured in the incident that occurred days after a giant hoarding collapsed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area, killing 16 persons and injuring 75 others.

"A 30 x 30 feet hoarding erected on the margin of the road at Jai Ganesh Samrajya chowk in Moshi area collapsed around 4.30 pm. It fell on a stationary tempo truck and a couple of two-wheelers. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as there was nobody inside or on the vehicles," an official from the Pimpri Chinchwad police said, according to the PTI.

A crane was pressed into service to remove the crashed iron structure, he said.

In the Mumbai incident that took place on Monday, a 120 x 120 feet hoarding fell on a petrol pump due to gusty winds and unseasonal rains, as per the PTI.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the Ghatkopar hoarding collapse on Thursday reached 16 after the bodies of a retired GM of Mumbai airport ATC and his wife were retrieved from the wreckage at the crash site. The rescue operation was called off on Thursday morning with no hopes of finding survivors three days after the tragedy, officials said, as per the PTI.

A 120 feet x 120 feet billboard, which according to officials was illegally installed, collapsed on a petrol pump in the Chheda Nagar area of suburban Ghatkopar during a dust storm on Monday evening, killing 16 people and injuring 75 others.

Former general manager (GM) of Mumbai ATC Manoj Chansoria (60) and his wife Anita (59) were missing since Monday evening when they left for Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh from the ATC guest house in western Mumbai in a car, as per the PTI.

The bodies of a man and a woman were extricated from a car stuck underneath the collapsed hoarding shortly after midnight on Wednesday and the victims were later identified as Manoj Chansoria and his wife, they said.

(with PTI inputs)

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