According to local media, the crane hit the ground with full force, breaking into pieces at the Hindustan Shipyard in Vishakhapatnam. As a result, at least 11 workers, who were working on it or standing nearby, were crushed.
The crane collapsed during load-testing trials at the yard. What is more, five workers were hospitalized with injuries.
The cause of the accident is now under investigation.
The port city of Visakhapatnam has reported several industrial accidents in recent months, according to DW. Namely, in May, a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory close to the port killed 12 people and made more than 1,000 sick.