Woman killed in elevator crash

A Johannesburg woman has died after a cable on the lift she was in snapped, shooting up 10 floors. Courtesy of #DSTV403

JOHANNESBURG - A Johannesburg woman died after a cable on the lift she was in snapped, shooting up 10 floors.

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A male passenger managed to escape from the lift and is currently receiving medical care in the hospital.

ER24 Spokesperson Ross Campbell said two people were in the elevator when it travelled from the 16th to the 26th floor of the building.

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Campbell said the woman sustained head injuries when the lift came to a sudden halt and later succumbed to her injuries. 

Extricating the woman from the elevator took some time according to Campbell due to it being structurally unstable.

Source
eNCA