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22 injured after ropeway collapses in Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry:  At least 22 labourers were injured when a ropeway, on which they were walking on their way to work, collapsed today in Kindra village of Rajavommangi mandal in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, 93 kms away from Rajahmundry.

The labourers left their village to cross Munneru rivulet through the ropeway which was constructed nearly 20 years ago, sub-collector of Ramachandrapuram Gandham Chandrudu told PTI.

He said 12 tribals labourers, fell immediately after losing their balance while 10 others hung on for five minutes, after which they too fell into the rivulet, he said.

Five out of the 12 received serious injuries and were rushed to the Kakinada Government General Hospital for treatment, he said, adding that the others were admitted in the Rajavommangi Government Hospital.

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