In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old cab driver dangled upside down for three hours, after his left leg got stuck between a lift and the wall as at an apartment complex in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills on Wednesday night.
The Times of India reported:
Around 10 pm, Mahesh, a resident of Sree Venkateshwara Nilayam, took the lift to reach the third floor from ground. He was carrying a bucket of water. As he reached the third floor and was about to come out of it, the lift started moving while his right leg was still in it. Mahesh's leg was stuck between the lift and the wall and his body was hanging upside down.
Following this, flat residents soon rushed out after hearing Mahesh's cries and turned the main power off and called for help.
The New Indian Express reported:
Though the fire brigade from the Jubilee Hills fire station arrived in a short while, they didnât have the required equipment to rescue the man. Later, a ârescue tenderâ was brought from Moula Ali, around 20 km away. The entire operation took about three hours.
âUsually we come across incidents where someone is stuck in the lift due to power disruptions. We have seen a number of cases where people were caught with their body outside and leg stuck inside. Here the leg was visible from third floor and the body was hanging from the elevatorâ, said Mohan Rao, station officer at Jubilee Hills fire station told TNIE.
"I experienced hell for three hours and was praying to God to save me," Mahesh told TOI after the ordeal.
Mahesh suffered minor injuries in his leg and is undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Hyderabad.