SHOCKING CCTV footage shows the moment a man plunged to his death down an elevator shaft in India.
Santosh Kumar fell from the third-floor of a hotel in Jashpur when the lift doors opened without the lift being there.
The 62-year-old was captured on camera stepping into the void before vanishing from view into his fatal fall.
A source said: “He was with his family to celebrate the engagement of his son.
“On Thursday he pressed the elevator button and the gate opened.
“Thinking the lift had arrived, he entered inside and fell.
“There was a technical issue with the elevator and the gate opened without the lift actually coming to his floor.
“He was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.”
In August a man was dragged to his death by a plunging lift at a luxury high-rise apartment block in New York.
The victim became stuck between the elevator car and the shaft wall as he exited on the ground floor of the 23-storey Manhattan building.
Police said the man was stepping out of the lift when it suddenly fell towards the basement and he became stuck.
The other five passengers in the elevator were safely rescued, authorities said.
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