When an elevator medical instrument gets hit by a meteorite, it could be a lot worse.
According to The Inquisitr, a meteor that struck the facility in the city of Tuzla, Kazakhstan, in the early hours of the morning of June 30 has caused a number of injuries to patients, including one man who was hospitalized with burns on his head, back and chest.
The hospital’s emergency room has reported that the injuries are caused by a small meteorite hitting the elevator’s mechanical arm, which is connected to the elevators floor by an overhead wire.
A medical team has been deployed to investigate the situation, and reports suggest the meteorite could have fallen into the elevator during the accident.
The incident is believed to have happened around 9:30 a.m. when a meteor exploded near the building, causing the building to collapse, leaving only a small hole in the ground.
According to reports, the patient who sustained the injuries is currently in critical condition.
There is no information on the severity of the injuries, but according to reports the patient was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Kazakhstan’s Emergency Medical Service is currently investigating the incident, and has reported the incident to the United Nations.