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Two Teenagers Killed in Fall as Elevator Floor Gives Way in Madrid Building

MADRID Ė Two teenagers fell to their deaths when the floor of an elevator they were riding in at an upscale neighborhood in Madrid apparently gave way and plunged the occupants down the lift shaft, emergency services told EFE on Tuesday.

Sources at the capitalís police headquarters said the victims were one male and one female, both aged 17.

Police said it seemed the accident occurred when the floor of the elevator capsule in the luxury apartment building became detached somewhere between the sixth and ninth floor.

Emergency service personnel at the scene determined that the occupants died of multiple trauma.

The accident took place in the Salamanca district of Madrid, an area known for being one of the capitalís most expensive neighborhoods to live in.

Emergency service psychologists had to attend also to several friends and relatives who were at the building and who reportedly suffered panic attacks after the accident.

It was, however, not known if the two deceased resided in the property or were visiting.

The National Police took over the investigation and members of its scientific service were at the scene of the accident after the event in a bid to clarify what had happened and determine what state of repair the elevator had been in.

 

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