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Tall iron advertising structure collapses in India; 3 killed

October 5, 2018

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a tall iron frame used for advertising banners has collapsed in western India while workers were pulling it down, killing at least three people and injuring six others.

Police officer Dinesh Sabkale says the 40-foot (13-meter) structure came crashing down Friday in a crowded area near a railroad station in Pune, a city about 150 kilometers (95 miles) northwest of Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

He said the injured were taken to a hospital. Half a dozen vehicles were damaged by the collapsing frame.

Media reports say the structure didn’t have proper supports. Police are investigating.

Such accidents are common in India and are often caused by poor safety standards.

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