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Nine killed in Brazil elevator accident

At least nine people were killed on Tuesday when an elevator fell from a 20-metre height at an under construction building in northeast Brazil, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Aug 12, 2011 11:33 IST

At least nine people were killed on Tuesday when an elevator fell from a 20-metre height at an under construction building in northeast Brazil, Xinhua reported.

The accident occurred in the most expensive area in the city of Salvador de Bahia, northeast Brazil.

The elevator had capacity to carry 12 people.

"As far as we know, there were only nine people. We are going to find the one responsible for the accident," said a police official.