Thane: At least six workers were killed and another injured when the construction lift in a 40-storey building, which is under construction, collapsed on Sunday evening in Balkum area in Thane city of Maharashtra, officials said.
Yasin Tadvi, who heads the disaster management cell of Thane Municipal Corporation, said it was a construction lift and not the regular elevator which came crashing down from the 40th storey and landed at P3 (three levels underground in the parking area).
The building is located off the Ghodbunder Road.
Prima facie, one of the supporting cables of the construction lift snapped, leading to the incident which occurred at around 5:30 pm, he added.
After receiving the information, a team of Regional Disaster Management Cell and Fire Brigade personnel rushed to the spot and pulled out the workers from the basement parking.
“It was immediately not clear how the lift cable malfunctioned,” Tadvi added.
The deceased labourers have been identified as Mahendra Choupal (32), Rupesh Kumar Das (21), Harun Sheikh (47), Mithlesh (35), and Karidas (38). Another deceased is unidentified.