A dog narrowly avoided a horrible hanging death after its lead became caught between the doors of an elevator.
The animal was dragged upwards and suspended in mid-air when the lift started to move, leaving it kicking and struggling to breathe.
Fortunately, the lead broke away from the doors before the dog was hanged and it was sent toppling to the floor.
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CCTV cameras inside the lift in St Petersburg, Russia, captured the whole, harrowing incident.