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Six labourers killed as lift collapses in under-construction building in Ahmedabad

The lift fell from the seventh floor of Aspire II, an under-construction building Located near the Gujarat University campus.

SNS | Ahmedabad |

After an under-construction building collapsed on Wednesday, six labourers were killed and one was seriously injured.

The lift fell from the seventh floor of Aspire II, an under-construction building Located near the Gujarat University campus.

An eyewitness and labourer, Mahendra said, “At the time of the accident seven labourers were inside the lift, which was used to carry various materials. The lift crashed from the seventh floor on Wednesday morning. The labourers were working in the lift chamber.”

All of the labourers, Mahendra told the media, hailed from Panchmahal District.

The incident will be investigated, according to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, and responsible builders will face consequences.

All safety issues will be looked into, said Hitesh Barot, chairman of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Standing Committee, to the reporters.  He also said that if the builder was found to be at fault appropriate action will be taken against him. The probe was also being conducted by the police side by side.