The crash that occurred in Bali is an Indonesian island where tourism is the main driver of its economy is now under an investigation. The victims were a part of the housekeeping team at the resort.
The police on Bali, Indonesian holiday island Bali are looking into how cables of an elevator was snapped in a mountainside luxury resort, sending the vehicle plunge into a ravine eventually killing the five employees inside.
The incident occurred last Friday, at Ayuterra Resort in the Ubud region of Bali The Bali island is which is an Indonesian island in which tourism is the main driver of the economy and attracts hospitality workers from villages nearby.
Five housekeeping members of the resort’s personnel who were inside the elevator car at the time that the cable snapped passed away at the resort the police reported to local media outlets. Three others died in the hospital after suffering injuries.
Police chief of Ubud, I Made Uder, informed local media that the steel rope used to lift the elevator wasn’t sufficient in strength, and its safety brake didn’t perform as expected. However, he said that the police are still looking into the cause of the accident.
Jansen Avitus Panjaitan, a spokesperson on behalf of Bali police, was unable to speak with reporters on Thursday morning, stating an investigation in progress.
The representatives of Ayuterra Resort didn’t instantly respond to an inquiry for comments on Thursday. The website of the resort advertises the resort’s “back to nature” guest experience, which includes glass-lined rooms as well as views of a wooded or mountain, as well as a river.