Old Chinese woman narrowly escapes death climbing out of malfunctioning elevator

This is the terrifying moment an old woman narrowly escaped death by climbing out of an elevator shaft that went up before the doors had closed in Shanghai on March 23.

The shocking video shows an old woman walking into an elevator before tripping over, and the elevator then began moving while her body was hanging out of the open doors.

Fortunately, the woman climbed out of the elevator before she was caught by the closing door. She was frightened but only suffered minor scratches to her knees.

The case was being investigated and the elevator was put out of use, reports said.