One person was killed and another seriously injured when the elevator they were repairing crashed to the ground.

Police said the two workmen had been repairing the elevator at a construction site at Nelson Place in Wellawatta yesterday when the incident occurred. Both men were admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital in critical condition, but one of them had succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as a 38-year-old resident of Thulhiriya. Wellawatta Police are investigating.