CHENNAI: A 23-year-old youth residing in a multi-storey apartment at Sowcarpet in Chennai died on Wednesday after the lift got stuck between two floors due to power failure and he fell into the elevator shaft when trying to come out after manually opening the door.
Abhishek, a B Com graduate, was residing in the Roop Vatika apartment at PKG Main street, had taken the lift to descend from the fifth floor at around 10.30 am. He was headed to the electronic shop where he is working for last two years.
According to neighbours, just a moment after Ahishek entered the lift, the power was cut and the lift got stuck between fifth and fourth floor. Abhishek had managed to open the door of the lift and was trying to climb to the fifth floor when he slipped. He fell five floors down, into elevator shaft.
Most of the resident had heard the loud scream as Abhishek fell into the shaft. The residents rescued and took him to a nearby hospital. But he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors. The police have registered a case and further investigating.