4 killed as lift falls at under-construction society in Greater Noida

Four workers died Friday after a service lift had a free fall at an under-construction group housing society in Greater Noida West, also known as Noida Extension, police said.
Five other workers suffered injuries and were admitted to the district hospital in critical condition, the police said in a statement.
The incident took place around 8.30 am at the under-construction site of Amrapali Dream Valley Society, the police said, adding that the long-stalled project is being completed by the state-run NBCC.
According to a police official, the service lift that was carrying the workers from the ground floor had a free fall from the fourteenth floor.
District Magistrate Manish Verma said, “Four workers died in the incident while five others were hospitalised in a critical condition.” Verma, who visited the injured at the hospital and inspected the under-construction site as well, said the matter is being investigated and action would be taken against anyone found guilty.
“We will recommend financial compensation for the victims as per the law and guidelines of the Labour Code. The matter is under investigation as of now,” Verma. The deceased workers have been identified as Ishtaq Ali (23) of Bihar’s Balrampur district, Arun Tanti Mandal (40) of Bihar’s Banka, Vipot Mandal (45) of Bihar’s Katihar and Aris Khan (22) of Amroha district in Uttar Pradesh.

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