Double cranes crash into pit

Two construction workers in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas are extraordinarily lucky to be alive, after their 60-tonne double cranes collapsed into an enormous pit at a train station.

Remarkable footage of the incident shows the heavy cranes teetering at the edge of the cliff before an ill-judged manoeuvre sends them tumbling over.

Moments before, one of the men can be heard telling his workmates that he is attempting a “dangerous manoeuvre” but is “doing an excellent job.”

The video appears to show the first crane slam to the ground, creating a chain reaction that seems to pull the second crane down into the pit. Two people were injured as a result of the crane crash.

El universal reports that the municipal president has visited the scene and has ordered the construction company, Odebrecht, to investigate the incident.