This report in the Straits Times scares the heck out of me. I feel so sorry for the people, including the pregnant woman who was trapped. The management should definitely do something about this before someone gets hurt. With my current claustrophobia, I can’t even imagine the trauma of such an experience.
ELEVEN shoppers were trapped in a lift at NEX mall in Serangoon for 45 minutes with no answer on the intercom when they called for help according to a reader on Stomp, a popular citizen-journalism website.
The lights and fan even went off for five minutes at one point.
Eventually, Stomp reader Rykiel and 10 others had to climb through the doors to exit the lift, as it had become stuck between two floors.
‘It was a scary experience. Eleven of us including a pregnant woman were stuck inside NEX Mall lift No. 1 for 45 mins.
‘And during that period they were without ventilation and lights for five minutes.
‘Oxygen was scarce and I had no choice but to call the SCDF for help. Guess what the security guard said when the doors finally opened? He said that it was normal for the lift to break down,’ said the Stomp reader.