The story appears on

Page A4

August 12, 2011

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

Girl fell while stuck in shaft

SHANGHAI police said yesterday that the teenage girl found dead in an elevator shaft on Wednesday was killed in an accident.

Lu Feng, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau spokesman, said the victim, who was mentally ill, fell into the shaft and that police had ruled out homicide.

The body of the victim surnamed Li, 16, was found in the 12-story Huida Building on 748 Xizang Road S. in Huangpu District by an elevator maintenance worker.

The building has both apartments and offices.

Li was found almost naked, as her shirt and one sandal were left on the fourth floor, where she fell, and her jeans were stuck between her legs.

Lu said Li took the elevator to the fourth floor and apparently got stuck in a narrow area less than 0.5 square meter between an iron door and the elevator.

"The door was sealed with wooden boards from behind so she couldn't get in and the elevator was closed after she walked out," Lu said. "We believe that she was anxious in the smothering space and took off the clothes."

Li tried to open the iron door but failed and then tried to kick open the elevator.

The track below the doors of the lift was broken and the doors suddenly opened to the shaft, Lu said.

"Li lost her balance and fell down."

The girl from southwestern China's Sichuan Province was diagnosed with a mental disorder last year and had been using medicine to control the disease, police said.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend