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Man plunges to death in WAEC's collapsed elevator!

published on Saturday, 31 March 2012

A young man named Fatai died today after falling off a moving elevator on the eighth floor of the 12-storey building of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) building in Yaba, Lagos.

Fatai, who had come to the WAEC office to help a relative submit some documents, had stepped out of the elevator when the doors opened midway on the eight floor, thinking he had reached its destination. Unfortunately he stepped out into open space and plunged to his death. The elevator wasn't functioning well and there was no notice to warn people.

Saw on TV this evening as his mangled body was being removed from the building...his arms, legs almost detached from his body. WAEC officials have expressed regret over his death but according to reports, the family of the deceased have taken the matter to the police and might be suing WAEC for wrongful death.

Culled from Linda Ikeji.