Cluj student dies after falling down lift shaft

A young woman died in a lift accident Tuesday night. After the lift had unexpectedly come to a standstill between stories 8 and 9 of her dorm, the student tried to get out, lost balance and fell almost 15 metres down the elevator shaft, Realitatea TV reports.

The 20-year old woman was from Alba County and was a 2nd year student at the Babes-Bolyai University. Cluj County Police spokeswoman Gina Pop reports the accident had occurred at around 2am.

The paramedics called could not do anything for her. The Police have opened an inquiry and the university will look into the lift malfunction. Tenants and visitors say it is not unusual for that particular lift to stall.

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