One person was killed and another seriously injured after an elevator of a bicycle sales complex collapsed at Keselwatta in Panadura North today.

Police Media Unit stated two employees of the sales outlet had been on their way to the 4th floor of the complex using the elevator when it suddenly collapsed. Both employees were admitted to the Panadura Hospital in serious condition. One of the victims later succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as a 40-year-old area resident. The injured employee, aged 38 years, is also an area resident.

Further investigations are being conducted by Panadura North Police.