Schoolboy Falls Down Lift Shaft During Race With Pal

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire

This is the moment a hapless schoolboy falls down a lift shaft when the doors open as he rushes into them during a race with a friend in a corridor.

The incident occurred at Mustafa Kemal Anatolian High School in the Tarsus district of Mersin province in Turkey and was recorded by a CCTV camera.

In the video, 15-year-old student Anil Kagan Kottas can be seen running down a corridor with a friend, who has not been named in reports.

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Pictures Credit: AsiaWire & AsiaWire/Anil Kottas

The pair appear to be racing to the end of the corridor but when Anil reaches the end he stops himself by pushing into the lift doors.

The doors then suddenly lift up from below because of the pressure and Anil cannot stop him falling into the shaft.

Local media report the teenager fell around 10 metres (32 feet) down the shaft and onlooking students told teachers who called the emergency services.

Paramedics treated Anil on the scene before he was taken to Tarsus State hospital. He has now been transferred to Mersin University Hospital and has several fractures from the fall but is not in a life-threatening condition.

The local police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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