Z Estate’s Crane Falls On Somu Villa, Ruins 7 Houses

Bhubaneswar: In a horrific incident, a crane being used in construction of a high-rise building of Z Estate Construction Company in Bhubaneswar fell on nearby houses on May 3. The accident happened due to strong winds making landfall in Odisha.

The incident showed negligence on the part of builder of Z One Towers in Raghanathpur area of the city as the crane was left at the construction site despite prediction of high-speed winds. The incident was captured on mobile camera from a nearby high-rise building.

The crane fell on Somu Villa, a gated community near the construction site. According to the residents no safety majors were taken by the construction company. Even after the incident no action was taken by the government. Even the residents alleged that local media was downplaying the incident.

Roofs and walls of the houses were damaged due to the incident.

Watch the horrifying video and photographs:


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