China - Trapped for a month, woman in China dies in lift

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by los2188, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

    Messages:
    15,552
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China -
    A woman from the central Chinese city of Xian has died in an elevator of the apartment building where she was living after remaining trapped in it for over a month.

    The police found the woman's body, which had begun decomposing, on March 1, and launched an investigation, news portal NetEase reported on Sunday.

    "The scene was inhumane. We think she starved to death in there," one of the residents, Xiao Lin, told reporters.

    Another resident only named Wang said the elevator was full of markings of the victim's desperate attempts to get out.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/missing...-vars-o&sa=D&usg=ALhdy28zsr6qiq#ixzz42A2LuthA
    Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Jennibee

    Jennibee New Member

    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is the stuff nightmares are made of. Poor lady. RIP.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  4. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,209
    Likes Received:
    1,152
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I read this horrendous article yesterday I can't even imagine how this lady must have suffered. It's an unimaginable tragedy. May she rest in peace.
     
  5. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,079
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sooooo no one knew she was in there??


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,510
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    63
    My stomach just took a dive thinking about how this woman must have suffered. I can't imagine what she went thru....absolutely terrifying to think about.
     
  7. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,079
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    Trophy Points:
    113
  8. KaaBoom

    KaaBoom `·.¸¸ ><((((º> ...·´`·.¸¸ ><((((º>...·

    Messages:
    4,266
    Likes Received:
    265
    Trophy Points:
    83
    This is at least the third case I can think of in the last year of people dying in Chinese elevators. They need some regulations over there. From the pictures it’s pretty apparent that the elevator and the building is pretty rundown and outdated.

    [​IMG]
    [URL="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12185000/Womans-body-found-in-China-lift-a-month-after-workers-switched-off-power.html”]Image Source[/URL]
     
  9. Ellie9

    Ellie9 New Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How did she drink water? One always passes from lack of water before food. And those survivalist tricks don't work for very long.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,803
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Who says she drunk water? She died. Presumably from dehydration and starvation.
     
  11. Ellie9

    Ellie9 New Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well it says she was trapped for over a month. That's what confuses me. Also they report that she died of starvation rather than lack of fluids.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. Flonite

    Flonite Member

    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Im thinking she died a few days into her ordeal from lack of food and water, but no one knew her body was in there until they opened it to repair it weeks later. Awful. How could no one hear her in those first days? You'd think she banged and screamed? I know the article said people were away for the holiday, but no one was around at all?
     
  13. KaaBoom

    KaaBoom `·.¸¸ ><((((º> ...·´`·.¸¸ ><((((º>...·

    Messages:
    4,266
    Likes Received:
    265
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Reminds me of this old video of this guy who was trapped for forty-one hours in an elevator in New York City.

    [video=youtube;p_bMhNI_TY8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_bMhNI_TY8[/video]
     
  14. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,803
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Her body was trapped for a month. She likely died long before body was discovered.
     
  15. BUF

    BUF Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,862
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I have friends who have lived/worked in China for the last several years. I know that everything closes/shuts down completely and people return to their home places (from where they work) for about a months time at the beginning of the year. Regulations do not exist there as they do in other places.
     
  16. Ellie9

    Ellie9 New Member

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's what I was hoping to be honest. It's already a terrible death on its own, but somehow struggling on for a couple of weeks would be just unimaginable.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice