Video: Terrifying moment lift with man trapped inside loses control and hits roof

A man has been hospitalised after the lift he was travelling in crashed into the roof of a building.

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by Jessica Anais Rach |
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CCTV footage shows a man getting into a lift with his shopping, before a malfunction causes the lift to lose control and speed uncontrollably towards the top of the tall block.

The panicked man can be seen hitting the buttons in a bid to stop the lift, but instead of stopping, the lift doors open in transit, exposing the terrifying speed the lift is travelling at.

The lift then crashes into the roof, throwing the man violently off his feet.

Firefighters rescued the man in Chile on Friday, and he is currently in hospital suffering from serious spinal and hip injuries.

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