(WWBT) - Heartbreaking news from New York City as a six-week-old girl has died after falling down an elevator shaft in Coney Island Thursday morning, authorities said.
According to a report shared by NBC affiliate KFOR, Areej Ali's mother was waiting for the elevator on the 23rd floor of her building around 10:30 a.m., according to NYPD.
When the doors opened, she pushed the stroller forward, but tragically, she didn't realize the elevator wasn't there, according to WPIX.
The infant girl fell to the building's 17th floor, police said. She was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
According to KFOR's report, multiple complaints have been filed in reference to the building with the city's Buildings Department, records show. Elevators in the building were not working twice in September.
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