Narrow escape for kids as lift falls in highrise
Purusharth Aradhak, TNN Aug 24, 2012, 01.49AM IST
Mahagun Mascot RWA|lift accident
GHAZIABAD: Four persons, including two children, had a miraculous escape after parts of a lift in Mahagun Mascot residential highrise in Crossings Republik in Ghaziabad got dismantled and it fell down the shaft. The society's RWA has alleged that they had raised the lift maintenance issue with the developer and the maintenance company CSK many times in the past months, but only empty assurances were given.
Mahagun, which has developed the society, is putting the blame on the company which reportedly installed the elevators.
"The incident took place at 3pm in Bettina Block when I went to pick my children who had come from school. At the time of the incident, along with me and my two children there was one more person in the lift. The lift automatically stopped on the fourth floor and did not go up and some sound started coming out of it. We immediately left the lift. Soon, we heard something like a blast and realized that the lift had fallen through the shaft. The sound was so loud that other residents of the tower came out of their flats to see what had happened," said a resident, on the condition of anonymity.