VIDEO: Terrifying lift malfunction sends man flying up 30 floors in seconds

The man remains in serious condition in hospital in Chile.

VIDEO: Terrifying lift malfunction sends man flying up 30 floors in seconds

This. Is. Horrifying.

CCTV footage posted to YouTube shows the moment a lift malfunctioned, sending the man inside hurtling 30 stories upwards before crashing into the roof of the building.

Jose Vergara Acevedo entered the lift on the first floor of the Bustamante Park building in Providencia, Chile and pressed the number for his floor. It is immediately clear something is wrong when the lift starts to rise before the doors have properly closed. The elevator then begins to rapidly ascend - 30 stories in less then 15 seconds.

Acevedo can be seen frantically pressing buttons to try stop the lift, which is reported to have reached speeds of up to 80km per hour. After reaching the 31st floor, the lift crashes into the roof of the building, seriously injuring Acevedo. He suffered head and leg injuries and is recovering in hospital.

According to Infonews, the building is only eight months old. It has not yet been established what caused the malfunction.

We know what we'll be having nightmares about tonight.

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