5 vehicles damaged as tree collapses at Vasco bus stand

Vasco: 5 vehicles, including three minibuses, and an excavator were damaged after a huge tree collapsed on them near KTC bus stand at Mundvel, Vasco, on Saturday morning.

As per the available information from Vasco fire personnel, the incident was reported at around 10.30 am. 5 vehicles, including three minibuses, a Hyundai Verna car and a Toyota Fortner car besides an excavator were damaged after a huge tree located near KTC bus stand at Mundvel, Vasco, collapsed on them. The tree got uprooted due to heavy rain.

It is learnt that a person who was in the vicinity sustained minor injuries.

The total loss due to the incident could not be ascertained by the fire personnel as the work of ‘clearing’ branches of the tree was on till late evening.

“The Vasco fire personnel have suspended the work of removing vehicles underneath the fallen the tree. The work would continue on Sunday,” informed the fire station officer Dilip Bicholkar.

Traffic flow was paralysed for few hours as the branches had fallen on the main road.

The Vasco police and traffic cell personnel monitored the traffic movement. The fire station officer Francisco Mendes took stock of the situation. [NT]