An auto driver and a couple had a narrow escape in Sector 56, Gurgaon, when a heavy girder, from an under construction Metro site, fell right behind the three wheeler, scraping through its rear. The trio was admitted to a local hospital with minor injuries only to be discharged after first aid later.
The auto bore the brunt of the fall with its rear badly mutilated.
The auto with its rear badly damaged in the incident
The incident took place at around 12.45 pm on Tuesday when the girder, which was being lifted by a crane, all of sudden came crashing down on the ground close to the auto-rickshaw as the belt of the crane broke off.
Hawa Singh, Gurgaon Police PRO, told City Spidey that no case was registered in this regard as the injured did not choose to file a complaint against management or the contractor of the Rapid Metro, the company to which the girder belonged.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of Rapid Metro described the incident as unfortunate and said they are ensuring all medical assistance to the injured. The Metro management has initiated an inquiry and sought a detailed report on the incident from the contractor.