23 stuck in elevators at Xinyi department store rescued

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/13/2020
By: Huang Li-yun and Chiang Yi-ching

Firefighters rescuing those stuck in the elevators.

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) A total of 23 people were stuck in elevators at Far Eastern Department Store's Xinyi A13 outlet on Sunday evening due to a malfunctioning air conditioning system, according to Taipei City Fire Department.

Of the 23, 14 were stuck in an elevator on the second floor, while nine were stuck in another elevator on the eighth floor, the fire department said.

The power outage occurred at about 6:30 p.m. and those stuck in the elevators were rescued by 7:30 p.m., with no one injured, according to local media reports.

VieShow Cinemas Co., which operates a movie theater within the department store, said on its Facebook page that the outage affected the whole building.    [FULL  STORY]

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