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Metro worker dies in tunnel shaft mishap

One worker died in an accident in a tunnel shaft of the under-construction Mumbai Metro Line 3. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Friday at a cross tunnel between SEEPZ station and the ramp at Sariput Nagar. The station and the ramp lie at the northern end of the 33.5-km long underground corridor near Aarey Milk Colony.

According to a spokesperson of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) the incident occurred when two workers were breaking a rock with a rock splitter.

“A piece of rock mass from the tunnel face collapsed and fell down trapping two ...

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