Sad news, Eight dead after lift falls 18 floors

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Eight people have died after the lift they were in fell 18 storeys in an apartment building.

None of the people in the construction lift survived the fall on the building site in eastern China, authorities said today.

The Longkou city government in Shandong province said on its official microblog page that the elevator fell from the 18th storey of the building under construction.

Eight people who were in the elevator when it fell Friday were immediately taken to hospitals but none survived, the government said.

Despite improvements in recent years, work safety remains a problem in China, where regulations are routinely ignored and cost-cutting by management often lead to accidents.

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