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MNS Workers Vandalise PWD Office Over Pothole-related Deaths

Workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Monday vandalised a PWD office in Navi Mumbai over pothole-related deaths in the state.

In a video, the party workers can be seen throwing chairs and other objects here and there while no officer from PWD could be seen.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil, who earlier got criticised for claiming that potholes cannot be entirely blamed for accidents, said he didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s sentiments.

“I did not mean to hurt anyone’s sentiments. I had made a general statement,” Patil told media.

This comes after a man in Maharashtra’s Kalyan was crushed to death by a truck after he fell off his scooter that tripped on a pothole last week.

Following the accident, a local told ANI that due to bad condition of roads five people have lost their lives ever since the onset of the monsoon.

“Five people have died so far due to potholes in Kalyan. Municipal Corporation will not fill the potholes until an important person dies due to them,” said a local.

According to data, nearly 3,600 people had died due to potholes in 2017.

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