1 killed, 6 injured as crane collapses at Metro rail site

One labourer was killed and six others were injured when a crane at a Metro Rail construction site in the city collapsed, police said.

The site is located opposite Pachayappa's college, they said. Expressing grief over the incident, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced a compensation of Rs one lakh for the family of the victim and Rs 25,000 each for the six persons injured and undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital.

She also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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