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Horrifying video shows man trapped in elevator skyrocketing 31 floors in 15 seconds

Horrifying video shows man trapped in elevator skyrocketing 31 floors in 15 seconds

Talk about the true tower of terror.

A video uploaded over the weekend to YouTube shows a man trapped inside a malfunctioning elevator that skyrockets more than 30 floors in 15 seconds before crashing into the building's roof.

The surveillance footage, which was taken from a building in Chile, shows the panicked man hitting the elevator's buttons in an attempt to stop the out-of-control lift. He sustained head and leg injuries from the accident.

The building opened less than a year ago, and it's not yet known what caused the elevator to malfunction. --Jordan Valinsky