A woman, believed to be in her 40s, died when the elevator she was using in a Johannesburg building apparently failed and fell on Sunday..
The lift “rapidly ascended the shaft and came to a stop above the 26th floor” of a building in Doornfontein in central Johannesburg on Sunday morning, ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said.
“A second person was able to crawl free through the remaining gap between the top of the interior door and bottom of the lift door - he was transported to hospital by another service,” he said.
Paramedics found the woman at around 10.30am.
Attempts were made to stabilise the patient. She was declared dead on the scene.