A pet dog has been tragically killed in China after its leash had been caught between the doors of a lift as it went up to the next floor.
The accident occurred on December 6 in Changzhou city, eastern China's Jiangsu Province, according to local media.
Surveillance footage released by Chinese media shows the owner of the dog had walked into the lift, but the animal failed to go in before the doors of the lift closed.
According to Jiangsu News, the dog's owner is in her 80s. She had just walked her pet and was returning home when the incident took place.
The pair entered the lift inside a residential building in Changzhou's Yuhewan district.
A video footage, posted by Jiangsu News to Miaopai, shows the pet kept walking in and out of the lift.
The dog, which was on a leash, didn't manage to go back to the lift before the doors of the lift closed.
After the doors closed, the lift went up to the next floor.
The canine was dragged upward by the lift until its head hit the top of the lift frame.
The incident happened so quickly that the dog did not have time to struggle. Its body ended up hanging between the closed doors.
Upon realising her beloved pet had been trapped outside, the elderly woman, who remains unidentified, immediately pressed the lift's alarm button for help, according to Changzhou Daily.
The lift technicians arrived at the scene to open the door.
By the time the dog had been strangled. The owner was not injured.
Call Me Al, On the Road, United States, 16 hours ago
The poor dog wasn't strangled to death by the elevator. It died from hanging by its collar, which probably took 15-20 minutes. If the lady didn't stop the elevator, the leash would've broke or slipped through the door, and the dog would land on the floor.
Odynella, Somewhere, Åland Islands, 1 day ago
Why post a video like this DM? You people are disgusting
oldspeak, Philadelphia, United States, 1 day ago
It's pretty disgusting, though not at all surprising, to post this, DM. I almost closed my browser entirely but felt compelled to say as much on this thread first. Is it any wonder Western society is on the decline? Absolutely perverse.