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A Shopping Mall Elevator In France Fails To Fall, 5 Years Old Boy Died On The Spot

Jun 20, 2018

A tragedy took place in Argenteuil, a town in the Valle d'Oise province in northern France. On June 11, a 5-year-old boy was stuck in a shopping mall elevator and died. Prosecutors said that an "accidental killing" investigation has been conducted on the matter.

    A reporter from the direction of Pontoise in the Paris region confirmed that the case had been investigated by the Valle d’Oise province and that a pretrial judge was responsible and that a judicial expert would be appointed as soon as possible. It is believed that the remains have been dissected and the investigators have heard and collected safety information.

    According to reports, according to the preliminary materials, at about 7:00 pm local time on June 8th in France, a 5-year-old boy took the elevator from the ground floor to the first floor while walking with his family to the mall. The elevator arrived at the first floor to open the door, and the boy then went outside, but the elevator suddenly fell out of order. The boy who was walking out of the elevator was stuck and was saved and died on the spot.

    At the time of the incident, it was at the height of the flow of people in the mall. Several people on the scene who witnessed the accident were quite shocked. Thousands of people were evacuated from the shopping center and a medical-psychological emergency room (CUMP) was established on site. The business center was closed all weekend. The exact situation of the accident still needs further investigation and clarification.

    The report pointed out that the mayor of Argenteuil stated on Twitter that he had seen the parents of the boy. “I myself, and the municipal government of Argenteuil, expressed our support to them and deeply understood their pain.” .

    The president of the elevator manufacturer’s regional office confirmed to AFP that the accident was caused by elevators, but it was no longer responsible for elevator maintenance since several years ago and was unaware of the incidents. He added, "We will fully cooperate with the investigation and provide the necessary information, but so far, no one has consulted us about the situation."

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