12 injured in lift mishap at Lucknow Nabard office

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 13:30 hrs

Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) Twelve people were injured when the lift at the Nabard office here fell from the fifth floor to the ground after its cable suddenly snapped, police said.

The incident took place at the bank's office in posh Gomtinagar area.

Superintendent of Police, Trans-Gomti, Habib-ul-Hasan told IANS that the occupants of the lift were coming down from a monthly meeting when the incident took place.

The injured have been identified as Nabard's Pratapgarh manager Dhruvraj Singh, Badam Singh Yadav, Devi Prasad Yadav, Chandresh Mishra, Suresh Pratap Singh, Kaushal Kumar, Ashok Dixit, Ajay Srivastava, Mahipal, Ram Kishore, Buddhi and Radhe Shyam.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby medical facility and police are probing the matter.

"Our first priority was rescue and treatment of the injured, we will now probe the reasons behind the accident and question the people responsible for maintenance of the lift," said an official.

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