In a horrific incident, a 43 year old woman died after being trapped in an elevator for a month in Xian of Shaanxi province in China. Maintenance staff cut off power to the elevator in late January and the body was discovered on 1st March. Markings inside the elevator suggested the woman had tried to escape the death trap but failed. She most likely fell to her death from starvation.
Before the power was cut off, the staff shouted near the elevator to locate if someones was trapped but they did not open the doors. Due to Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, the staff were on a break and nobody noticed the woman. Some elderly residents of the building witnessed inside the elevator and described the scenes as “horrible”. Police is probing an involuntary manslaughter case.