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Seven Labourers Killed In Lift Accident In Ahmedabad As Temporary Structure Collapses

A massive tragedy has occurred in Ahmedabad where at least 7 labourers have been killed because of the collapse of a structure on an under-construction building


In a major accident, at least seven labourers have lost their lives and others are injured after sustaining a fall from a top floor in an under-construction building in the university area of Ahmedabad. The incident occurred after a temporary lift structure allegedly broke down and crashed.

The deaths of the labourers have been confirmed by the Chief Fire Officer, Jayesh Khadia. As per the inputs, an investigation has been ordered. 

"The labourers were working on the 13th floor of the building. Following the incident, the investigation will now be done according to the rules of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation," a corporation official informed Republic TV. 

According to the sources, the Mayor has informed that all aspects of safety measures will be investigated, and if the builder was found responsible, suitable action will be taken against him or the company. The police is also carrying out the investigation in the matter.

"We will assess if the builder or the company broke the rules and regulations of Municipal Corporation, we will check if someone passed wrong building plans and take action accordingly," Ahmedabad Mayor KJ Parmar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

Prime Minister Modi condoled the death of the labourers and prayed for the recovery of the injured. "The local authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected," he added. 

 

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