China lift plunge kills 19—authoritiesAgence France-Presse
BEIJING—At least 19 people were killed when a lift at a construction site in central China crashed to the ground on Thursday after plunging 30 floors, local authorities said.
The incident happened in Wuhan city, Hubei province, at a housing compound currently under construction, a city spokeswoman told AFP.
“The accident occurred at the construction site, the elevator was being used for construction purposes,” said the spokeswoman, who declined to be named, confirming that 19 people died.
Most of the people in the lift were construction workers, the Xinhua news agency said, adding that everyone in the elevator was killed.