Bangalore: A mock fire drill at a garment factory at Yeshwantpur-Peenya area here today went awry when a 24-year-old woman worker fell to her death from the third floor of the building, police said.

The woman fell after the rope by which she was coming down snapped and sustained severe head injuries.

She died while being taken to a private hospital, they said.

Eyewitnesses said there was no safety net in place during the drill.

According to police, the drill was conducted by the fire department in association with the factory to test the preparedness of factory workers and fire officials during a fire.