A GRANDMOTHER and her granddaughter have died, after the pair fell down a lift shaft in Almachar.

The 62-year-old woman, Maria Cisneros, entered the unfinished building while desperately searching for her missing two-year-old grandson, after he disappeared from a neighbouring property.

She fell down the five-metre lift shaft – which was thinly covered with bricks – while carrying her nine-month-old granddaughter.

The grandmother died from her injuries the same day, while the granddaughter suffered severe head injuries and was been operated on before passing away last week.

The children’s 30-year-old mother was also injured, after jumping into the shaft to try to help her family members.

The missing grandson was found safe and sound just minutes after the accident.

Almachar’s mayor, Jose Gamez, has offered his condolences to the family.



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