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Lift Crash At Construction Site Claims Lives Of Four Foreign Workers

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PUTRAJAYA – Four foreign national workers died when a lift at the site of a high-rise condominium under construction in Precinct 15 here crashed from the 13th floor today.

In the 10.45 am accident, three Indonesian workers died at the scene, while a Bangladeshi worker died at Hospital Putrajaya at 3 pm while undergoing treatment.

Putrajaya CID chief DSP Zaihairul Idrus said the three Indonesians, in their 20s, and the Bangladeshi worker, in his 40s, believed to be the elevator operator, died due to severe head and body injuries.

The bodies of the Indonesians were also sent to the Putrajaya Hospital.

Zaihairul said the lift is believed to have crashed after its braking system reportedly failed.

Several bags of cement estimated to weigh about 1,200 kilogrammes were also in the lift, he said.

Police have classified the case as sudden death and have notified the Indonesian Embassy and the Bangladesh High Commission about the deaths.

Pending an investigation into the accident, work at the site has been stopped temporarily, he said. – BERNAMA


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