Elderly woman dies after falling down lift shaft

Hyderabad: In a freak mishap, an elderly woman fell down a lift shaft at a function-cum-convention hall yesterday.

The 67-year-old woman had attended a marriage ceremony the previous day. She opened the outer grill door and entered the elevator on the third floor not realising that the lift had not arrived.

She fell through the shaft and died while the lift was on the fourth floor. The victim’s relatives alleged negligence on the part of the management of the hall. There was no watchman or a lift operator present when the incident took place.

The police have registered a case based on the complaint by the relatives.

NT Bureau