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Minor gets stuck in gap between lift and duct; crushed to death

Nine-year-old Lasya's leg accidentally got stuck in the narrow gap between the lift doors and the duct. Before she could pull her leg out, someone on the third floor pressed the button and the lift started moving up even when its outer grill was open.
 

Minor gets stuck in gap between lift and duct; crushed to death
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Hyderabad, First Published Oct 20, 2019, 12:46 PM IST
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Hyderabad: A minor girl was crushed to death after she got stuck within the narrow space between her building’s elevator and its shaft.  The nine-year-old girl from Hyderabad was taking the lift to her house, which is on the third floor in Hastinapuram North Extension Colony at around 12:30 pm. 

Lasya Yadav's leg accidentally got stuck in the narrow gap between the lift doors and the duct. Before she was about to pull her leg out, someone pressed the button on the third floor and the lift started moving up even when its outer grill was open.

Following this, Lasya’s body too got crushed between the wall of the duct and the lift. Chandrasekhar Yadav, the deceased's father immediately called the ambulance service and also the lift maintenance staff to rescue her. The duo struggled for nearly two hours to rescue Lasya but she succumbed to death. 

The state child rights association president, P Achyuta Rao, expressed grief over Lasya’s death and blamed it on the substandard elevators being used in buildings without following the safety norms. Meanwhile, Rao demanded that the municipal authorities give permission to builders only after certifying the fitness of the elevators installed.

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