11 students wounded after elevator falls in dormitory in central Turkey
AA PhotoEleven students have been wounded after an elevator fell in a dormitory in the Central Anatolian province of Çankırı.
The elevator in the female students’ dormitory of Çankırı Karatekin University fell from the seventh floor, Anadolu Agency reported.
The 11 students, identified as Melike Kılıç, Aysun Kelleci, Fatma Şeyda Akıncı, Damla Kocaarslan, Gülay Yeşil, Betül Şeker, Fatmagül Yıldırım, İlknur Karaca, Nazike Şener, Büşra Erdoğan and Hürü Tuğba Tatlı, were taken to Çankırı State Hospital. Their conditions were not said to be life-threatening.
Turkey’s Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution’s (KYK) dormitory manager, Sadık Ak, commented on the incident, saying they were facing a saddening event.
“The brake ropes were activated when the elevator started falling. We escaped a major disaster with the activation of the brake system,” Ak told Anadolu Agency, adding that the students’ conditions were “good in general.”
An investigation has been launched into the incident.