Teenager falls down school lift shaft

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A TEENAGE girl is being treated in hospital after falling down a lift shaft at school.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said the 15-year-old girl fell into the shaft at Liberton High School in Edinburgh yesterday morning.

The schoolgirl fell five metres (16ft) down the shaft.

She was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance. It is understood she escaped serious injury and was expected to be sent home from hospital later.

An Edinburgh City Council spokesman said: “We can confirm that a Liberton High School pupil, a 15-year-old girl, fell approximately five metres in a lift shaft at school. The emergency services were called immediately and the girl’s parents were informed, and the pupil is now at hospital.

“We have initiated an investigation into the incident and we will be co-operating fully with the Health and Safety Executive”.