Lift malfunctions in 18-storey building in Thane | Thane News – Times of India

THANE: An elevator system in an 18-storey building in Khopat area developed a snag following which the lift capsule stationed at the ground floor suddenly shot upwards and got locked near the top floor of the structure in the wee hours of Tuesday, officials said.
The building is used as rental accommodation for project affected people and is nearly fully occupied.
Residents said they were awakened by a huge sound around 1.40am and rushed out and noticed the malfunction. They later alerted the municipal authorities.
No one was injured as the lift was empty. Initial probe revealed the pulley chain to have malfunctioned and a thorough investigation will be conduced soon, said municipal officials.

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