Singapore: Dog hangs to death in lift accident — A dog was hanged to death in a freak lift accident in Singapore on Wednesday, according to reports.
The dog was found dead after the incident at the lift lobby of an HDB block in Bukit Batok early on Wednesday morning.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF said it was alerted to an incident at Bukit Batok Central Block 621 at 6:21am.
The SCDF said no medical assistance was required because a lift technician was already present on the scene and had released the lift doors.
The lift technician said the dog owner was heading back to her apartment after walking the dog, according to a report on the citizen website Stomp.
The dog appeared to be a golden retriever, based on photos released, said reports.
According to reports, the owner entered the lift first while holding onto the leash, but as the lift doors were closing, the dog was still outside the lift.
The incident reportedly happened very quickly and the owner did not have time to react. The lift then travelled up to the third storey with the lady still holding the dog leash.
The owner of the dog was distraught and seen crying after the incident, according to the lift technician.
Several residents in the block said they heard the lift’s emergency bell ringing early in the morning about 6:20am.
One resident of the building, upon hearing of the incident, called it “scary”, saying he had concerns about the lift sensor systems in his HDB block. He said the lift doors once closed on him and only opened after making solid contact with his arms, according to reports.