In shockingly similar incidents, two senior citizns died while trying to get into the lift. The first incident occurred in Lakshmivarapupet of Rajamahendravaram city in East Godavari, while the second occurred in Chirala of Prakasam district.
In the first incident, Yarramsetti Gangaraju (65) opened the lift doors on the second floor of Chakravarthi Fort Apartments and fell down. He crashed into the pit of the lift head down. He died on the spot. Gangaraju is a native of Kaldari in West Godavari and ekes out a living by selling clarified butter. Sources said Gangaraju did not realise that the lift was out of order and unsuspectingly stepped in.
Three Town police registered a case and are investigating.
In another incident, Lakshminarayana, a senior citizen, died after his head got trapped in the lift door. The incident occurred in the Ranga Apartment in Chirala. His death was instantaneous. The police have registered a case.