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Large crane collapses on apartment building in Russia

Kirov, May 28 : A construction crane fell on an apartment building on Sunday in the Russian city of Kirov, damaging balconies and seven vehicles which were parked outside, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.No casualties

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 28, 2013 9:26 IST ]
large crane collapses on apartment building in russia
large crane collapses on apartment building in russia

Kirov, May 28 : A construction crane fell on an apartment building on Sunday in the Russian city of Kirov, damaging balconies and seven vehicles which were parked outside, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.




No casualties were reported following the collapse of the crane on the nine-storey residential building, which is home to around 250 people, Interfax news agency reported.

The moment of the collapse was filmed by the 21-year-old Olga Bykova from the window of an apartment building nearby.

Bykova said that she was "shocked" by what she saw.

An Emergencies Ministry official was quoted by Interfax as saying that a possible reason for the collapse was that the crane may have been poorly secured.

Amid a construction boom in Russia, builders have often been said to ignore safety rules.

Kirov is 950 kilometres (590 miles) northeast of Moscow.

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