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Guard dies after falling down elevator shaft

Update: June, 30/2014 - 14:00

HA NOI (VNS) — The guard of an 11-storey apartment building in Ha Noi's Trung Hoa- Nhan Chinh area died this morning after he fell down into an open elevator shaft.

The 50-year-old victim, Tran Anh Tuan, reportedly went to the seventh floor of building N5A with some others to check the elevator which was not working. He entered the shaft without realising that the elevator cabin was not there, but on the first floor, and fell into the shaft. Tuan was declared dead at the scene.

The building, which opened in 2005, has two elevators. The residents said that the elevator where the accident took place has been under maintenance for several months. They said that the managing company had ignored the problem despite complaints from the residents.

The concerned authorities are investigating the accident. — VNS

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