11 killed as heavy crane collapses at India shipyard Aug 02, 2020 0 69 12345 DPANew Delhi At least 11 workers were killed after a heavy crane collapsed on Saturday at the state-owned shipyard in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, police said.The recently procured crane came down as staff were conducting load-testing trials at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited, senior police officer Anand Reddy said.While 10 victims died on the scene, one survivor who was rushed to the hospital later succumbed to his injuries, Reddy said. An eight-second video broadcast on news channels showed the yellow crane, which reportedly weighs 75 tonnes, crashing down onto the shipyard. Police vehicles and ambulances can be seen rushing to the site.State authorities had ordered a probe and a team of senior officials had been set up to conduct the inquiry into the accident. Reddy said it was not clear how the crane collapsed but police had launched investigations into the cause.The government-run Hindustan Shipyard Limited is engaged in ship building and repairs, submarine construction, refits as well as design and construction of offshore and onshore structures. The port city of Visakhapatnam has reported several industrial accidents in recent months, including a gas leak at a South Korean operated plastics plant in May that killed 15 people. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Medical frontliners warn Philippines losing battle against COVID-19 Aug 02, 2020 0 599 Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two Aug 02, 2020 0 481 Kuwait bans flights from 31 ‘high-risk’ countries over virus concerns Aug 02, 2020 0 1442 ‘Hundreds’ of homes destroyed after Sudan dam collapse Khartoum Hundreds of homes were destroyed or flooded this week as a dam burst after heavy rain in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, a local official said Saturday. The dam collapsed on Thursday in the district of Bout in the .. Tanzania bans Kenya Airways as coronavirus spat escalates AFP Dar es Salaam Tanzania banned Kenya’s national airline from entering the country effective Saturday, in the latest move in a deepening row triggered by Tanzania’s controversial handling of the coronavirus .. Children killed as floods ravage Afghan village Jalalabad At least 15 children and a woman were killed and dozens of houses destroyed as flash floods lashed a village in eastern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. Flooding caused by torrential rains struck a .. Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board AFP New York Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp’s board citing clashes over editorial content, US regulators said. The 47-year-old ..