Two dead after elevator falls 38 floors of office tower

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Two workers were killed in a horror lift plunge from the 38th floor of an office condominium in the Philippines.

Manuel Linayao and Rey Miguel Gilera were replacing the defective elevator car on the building's top floor when it plunged to the basement in Makati City, Manila, on July 8.

Their two colleagues who were also doing repairs on the sixth floor of the building were hit by the plummeting structure but survived the horrifying incident.

Rescuers rushed to the scene and saved the two workers who fell from the sixth floor while the duo who fell down with the car from the 38th floor did not survive.

The workers fell 38 floors inside the lift and were killed in the accident. Source: Australscope/ Viral Press
The workers fell 38 floors inside the lift and were killed in the accident. Source: Australscope/ Viral Press

"The deceased and two other elevator installers from DLC Contractor Company were fixing an elevator," Makati City Police Chief Colonel Harold Depositar said.

"The lift accidentally fell from the 38th floor down to the basement and hit the two others on the sixth floor."

Alarming photos show the crumpled wreckage in the elevator shaft after the tragic incident.

After three hours of retrieval operation, the workers were successfully removed from the shattered elevator around 7am.

Aside from the four workers, no one else was hurt in the incident.

The two injured workers remained at the hospital while the other two who were killed were taken for an autopsy before they are returned to their families for a funeral.

Investigations on the cause of the plunge are ongoing.

- Australscope/ Viral Press

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