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Fallen crane parts recovered from the ocean, schedule unaffected

Parts of a crane that was being used for the construction of the Thilamale Bridge under the Greater Male' Connectivity Plan has been recovered after it broke earlier on Monday.

An official at the Planning Ministry revealed to One Online that the broken crane was being used to place support beams in the ocean near Villimale. They further added that the crane fell around 2:00 pm today due to a technical issue, adding that the exact cause is being investigated.

The official revealed that the crane's boomer had failed during the work, adding that there were no injuries and that the schedule of work remains unaffected.

Recently, one of the platforms being used for the project had run aground on the Villimale' reef, causing extensive damage to the reef. The company was fined with MVR 68 million in the case.