The incident took place in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in which seven laborers died when the lift fell from the 13th floor. Another is in critical condition. The accident took place due to the collapse of the lift shaft in the Aspire-2 building under construction near Gujarat University.
The accident took place around 9.30 am on Wednesday. At first, the police thought that the lift carrying workers had fallen. After investigation, it was found that the cause of the accident was the collapse of the lift shaft.
While six workers were repairing the lift on the ground floor, the lift shaft on the 13th floor suddenly collapsed. Two workers on the fifth floor lost control and fell into the elevator pit. A total of 8 workers were killed when the lift shaft fell on them. Police said.
The deceased were identified as daily laborers from Ghoghamba area of Panchmahal district. Officials said that it came to know through the media that none of the owners had given information about the incident.