Five persons were injured when a crane collapsed while lifting a huge steel fuel tank in a fuel station in India on Thursday.
The police said a group of persons were involved in fitting a steel tank in a pit with the help of a crane to store petroleum products in a fuel station situated opposite the State Express Transport Corporation on Madurai Road.
As the crane collapsed suddenly, crane operator K. Selvam (53) of State Bank Colony, Tuticorin, and four more, who were helping him in fixing the tank, were trapped under the mechanical lifting device sustaining injuries.
All the five victims were rushed to the Tuticorin Medical College Hospital.
The Tuticorin SIPCOT police have announced they will launch an investigation.
More info will be added when known.