Fire Department rescues 12 people stuck in lift in southern India
Twelve people stuck in a lift were rescued by the forest department in southern India’s Telangana.
The incident happened at Next Galleria mall at Malakpet, Hyderabad city on the intervening night of July 4 and 5.
Visuals showed the fire department members pulling the people stuck in the life that stopped midway due to some technical problem.
Among those stuck in the lift was a pregnant woman.
On information, the Malakpet fire station personnel came to the spot and after opening the door of the lift brought all the persons safely outside.
Mohd Wasim, of Bandlaguda, who was one of the visitors, said that they experienced a sudden jolt and the lift came to a halt. “Suddenly, there was smoke and we heard some noise as if something broke and it worried us,” he said.
He said that many occupants of the elevator were starting to feel suffocated before they could be rescued.
Fire officer Mohd Mustafa said that they used their toolkit to bring them out. A team led by S. Anji Reddy rescued the trapped persons in around 30 minutes, he said.