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Three people died in the collapse of a crane in the Italian Turin

Three workers died this Saturday when a construction crane collapsed on a building in the Italian city of Turin, also leaving several injuries, as confirmed by the mayor, Stefano Lo Russo.

Two of them they died at the time of the accident, while the third, 20 years old according to the media, died after being taken to the hospital seriously injured.

The mayor went to the scene accompanied by his Councilor for Security, Giovanna Pentenero, and the Councilor for Civil Protection, Francesco Tresso, and expressed his condolences to the families of the three victims and those of the injured.

Two workers died at the time of the accident, while the third, aged 20, died in hospital. Photo: REUTERS.

The event occurred this morning when the crane, used in a construction on the Genoa road in the Piedmontese capital, collapsed on top of a seven-story building, just at the time when three employees were working on it.

The firefighters immediately tried to extract them from the metal frame but two were found dead.

The machine collapsed onto a seven-story building.  Photo: REUTERS.

The machine collapsed onto a seven-story building. Photo: REUTERS.

The collapse of the tow truck caused various injuries to some of the pedestrians, one of them when he was inside his car.

According to a first reconstruction of the events, the incident occurred during the assembly operations of two construction cranes.

Several pedestrians were injured.  Photo: REUTERS.

Several pedestrians were injured. Photo: REUTERS.

With information from EFE.

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