WARNING: Video contains footage that some readers may find disturbing.
A young boy has fallen down an elevator shaft, after the lift doors opened before the car arrived, as shown in this CCTV footage which aired recently on Anhui TV.
It is unclear where the incident took place and little is known about what became of the of the unlucky child.
Accidents involving elevators are a somewhat common occurrence in mainland China. Last year several people took matters into their own hands and smashed down a brick wall after their elevator got stuck between floors.
By Dominic Jackson