The woman was identified as a 43-year-old resident who was living by herself, the Independent reported.

The crew found the elevator stuck between the 10th and 11th floors, shouted to ask if anyone was there, and cut the power.

When the servicemen returned to fix the cable last week, they opened the elevator door and found the woman's body.

According to NetEase, the police found a female corpse in the lift of an apartment building in China's Xian city on March 1.

A resident of the apartment complex told Sohu News that the building management ignored residents' complaints in the past about the building's frequently broken elevators.

Woman found dead after month trapped in elevator in China

While police have ruled out foul play they concluded the woman's death was caused by gross negligence on the part of the maintenance crew, calling it involuntary manslaughter, CBS News reported.

A woman starved to death after being trapped in a lift for 30 days when workmen shut the power off then went on holiday.

China is prone to safety accidents as regulations and standards are often flouted and enforcement is lax, sometimes due to corruption. She fell through the floor and was killed. It is unclear, however, how the woman's family and friends failed to report her disappearance.

A metal platform on top of the escalator caved in as she was stood on it with her two-year-old son.

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This year's case comes as the state fights an outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever, with 260 cases reported on the Big Island. Researchers at Johns Hopkins said they have found a new biological link between the Zika virus and microcephaly in babies.