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8 Workers killed as under-construction building lift collapses in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad

As per investigation the elevator carrying the workers crashed to the ground from the seventh floor, killing eight labourers, the police said. The building was being constructed near the Gujarat University campus.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Ahmedabad: Breaking news coming from Gujarat’s Ahmedabad where Eight labourers were killed after the elevator of an under-construction building crashed on Wednesday, police said. The building was being constructed near the Gujarat University campus here.

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“Preliminary investigation has revealed the elevator carrying the workers crashed to the ground from the seventh floor, killing eight labourers,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1, Lavina Sinha said.

Authorities of the Fire and Emergency Services Department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) claimed to have received no communication or call regarding the incident. The fire and police team reached the spot only around 1 pm.

“We learnt from media reports and phone calls received from mediapersons that such an incident had occurred. We then reached the spot to check what had happened. There has been no official communication or information shared by the developers or any other agency,” Chief Fire Officer Jayesh Khadia told mediapersons from the site.

AMC Standing Committee Chairman Hitesh Barot said it was a private under-construction building, so construction plans and other approvals would be inspected during an inquiry into the incident.

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