16 injured when elevator plummets 23 floors

18:13, 29 May 2006
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Sixteen people in Ukraine have survived a 23-floor plunge in an elevator in the Transport Ministry building today.  

Sixteen people in Ukraine have survived a 23-floor plunge in an elevator in the Transport Ministry building today.

      According to the press-service of the Ministry, ten were injured and eight have been hospitalized with different fractures.

      It`s unclear what caused the lift to fall, but an Emergency Situations Ministry official says a system of emergency brakes switched on automatically when the lift hit the 11th floor, slowing its descent.

      Transport Minister Victor Bondar ordered to set up a commission to investigate into the accident.

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