Elevator cables snap with passenger inside:

“I thought, for sure, I was going to die. I kept looking at the ground just waiting for something to happen. I was just trying to hold on. I knew something, either I was going to hit the bottom and it was just going to smash me from underneath, or something was going to crush me from above.”

Reyes says when he was rescued minutes later on the ground floor, five stories from when his ordeal began, he was almost too petrified to leave the elevator.

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