At least six workers were killed and another injured when the construction elevator of a 40-storey building under construction collapsed in the Balkum area of Thane near Mumbai this evening, officials said.
Yasin Tadvi, head of the disaster management cell of Thane Municipal Corporation, said it was a construction lift and not the regular lift that fell from the 40th floor and landed at P3 (three levels below ground in the parking lot).
The building is located along Ghodbunder Road.
One of the lift’s supporting cables broke, leading to the incident that took place around 5:30 p.m., he added.
After receiving the information, a team of employees from the Regional Disaster Management Cell and the fire brigade rushed to the spot and retrieved the workers from the parking garage.
“It was not immediately clear how the elevator cable failed,” Tadvi added.
The dead workers have been identified as Mahendra Choupal (32), Rupesh Kumar Das (21), Harun Sheikh (47), Mithlesh (35) and Karidas (38). Another person has not yet been identified.
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