As many as eight workers died after a platform lift at an under-construction building in the western Indian state of Gujarat plunged seven floors to the ground on Wednesday.
The tragedy occurred on the campus of the prestigious Gujarat University in the city of Ahmedabad this morning, police said.
"Preliminary investigation has revealed the elevator carrying the workers crashed to the ground from the seventh floor, killing the eight," deputy police commissioner Lavina Sinha told the local media.
A probe has been ordered into the accident, the officer said, adding that directors of the private firm contracted by the university for the construction of the building could be booked for negligence.
Hundreds of workers die every year in work-related accidents at construction sites across the country, where safety rules are hardly adhered to.