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19 Die Horribly in Elevator Plunge – China

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19 have died in a horrific accident as their elevator plunged 30 storeys down a residential skyscraper, killing everyone on board.

The construction elevator was ferrying workers up and down the side of a residential high rise being built in Hubei, when it fell from the 30th storey to the ground below, killing all 19 workers on board.

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The local authorities say they are investigating the cause of the accident, and have ordered a wave of safety inspections and construction suspensions.

It has already emerged that the elevator’s annual safety inspection was apparently already 3 months overdue:

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