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Crane Falls, Neighbour Counts Luck

Millennium group Director Zechariah Yadah said, his two children aged four and 15 years old and a 38-year-old cousin were in the house when the incident happened.
12 Nov 2019 11:00
Crane Falls, Neighbour Counts Luck
A crane that flipped on its side in Martintar, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

A family of Martintar, Nadi, is grateful for their good luck after a construction crane fell into their compound yesterday.

The boom of the construction crane parked next door, fell on its side and damaged assets belong to the Millennium Group.

The tyres of a delivery truck exploded at the time of the incident.

Millennium group Director Zechariah Yadah said, his two children aged four and 15 years old and a 38-year-old cousin were in the house when the incident happened.

“My children usually play near the truck, but today they stayed indoors. Thank God,” Mr Yadah said.

“We are fortunate it did not fall on our house.”

The crane belonged to a construction company that is building a five-storey complex at Martintar

Police confirmed the incident happened before mid-day.

No one was injured. An investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, this newspaper reported in August this year that Fiji Roads Authority had urged proper traffic management be placed within the building and construction zones.

The FRA was then responding to concerns raised by the people and motorists in the area about this same crane.

It was then moved because it was hanging overhead directly on Queens Road.

Edited by Percy Kean

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