Man Dies after Falling Down Elevator Shaft in Sofia

Society | October 19, 2014, Sunday // 10:45
Bulgaria: Man Dies after Falling Down Elevator Shaft in Sofia Photo by BGNES

A man died after falling down an elevator shaft in Sofia Saturday night, according to the Sofia Interior Ministry Directorate.
The incident happened at around 10:30 pm on Saturday in a block of flats in the Geo Milev residential district, according to reports of private TV station Nova TV.
The elevator got stuck between floors, trapping a man and a woman inside.
They called the maintenance company.
However, the man tried to get out as the woman had felt sick.
The 53-year-old man did not manage to climb out of the elevator but fell down the pit and died, according to reports of Sega daily.
The woman was taken to hospital with a hypertensive crisis
The incident happened in a newly-built block of flats.
On August 19, an elevator plummeted from the 9th floor of a block of flats on the Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd in Sofia, killing 46-year-old Tsvetelina Radulcheva and injuring 41-year-old Maria Vaklinova.

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