Two young men die in lifting gear accident in Alūksne

Two young men died when the arm of a lifting gear broke in the northeastern Latvian town of Alūksne last weekend, police representative Zane Vaskāne informed LETA.

Last Friday evening, two men who were not working at that time, climbed into the elevating crane basket but the arm of the crane broke and the basket overturned.

The two men, born in 1992 and 1985, died at the scene.

The police have started an investigation into the accident.

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