Construction worker and bus driver killed and 11 hurt on Indian rail project

Two people have been killed after a crane collapsed during the construction of the Delhi metro in India.

A crane lifting concrete slabs for a bridge collapsed, causing the partly built bridge to fall onto a public road and trap passengers inside a bus.

A construction worker and a bus driver were killed outright, while 11 others were seriously injured.

A spokesperson for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation blamed the accident on “metal fatigue” in the crane, and said the accident would be investigated.

Several UK firms are working on the Delhi metro, including architect John McAslan + Partners and engineer Pell Frischmann.