5 individuals who had been inside a development web site carry that plummeted 20m (66ft) earlier than crashing into the bottom in Sweden have died, officers mentioned.
The authorities had beforehand solely reported that the occupants had been severely injured within the elevator accident in Sundbyberg, a northern suburb of the capital, Stockholm.
The reason for the accident continues to be unclear and work on the web site has been halted.
Gunnar Jonasson, the senior prosecutor in cost, mentioned there’s an ongoing preliminary investigation, together with by the Nationwide Accident Fee, on suspicion of “work setting violations inflicting the loss of life of one other”.
“This can be a severe incident that we at the moment are investigating,” he mentioned.
He added that the authorities are working to determine the victims and phone their kinfolk.
His temporary assertion gave no additional particulars.
A spokesman for the carry’s producer instructed the Aftonbladet newspaper on Monday that that kind has been used all over the world for greater than 20 years, and the corporate has by no means been concerned in such an incident earlier than.