Two workers from Armenia fell into the lift shaft of Maternity Home #18 in Saint Petersburg.
During the work the lift rope got torn and the lift cabin fell from the 4th (according to other sources, 3rd) floor down the shaft to the ground floor, with the workers inside.
The 28- and 35-year-old workers were taken to hospital in a grave state, with multiple fractures.
A criminal investigation has been launched into the incident. A new lift was to have been installed in the building as far back as this July, with ₽17m allocated from the budget.