6 Nisan 2011 Çarşamba

Excess Passengers Retard Elevator Operation

elevator (links to original article)

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 4 April 2011)

Following a wedding ceremony held in the wedding hall on the top floor
of the Tokat Almus District Solidarity and Assistance Association's four-
story building last night some guests descended using the stairs while others
took the elevator. But when ten people boarded the 4-person elevator it
began a rapid free-fall because of the heavy load. The incident took place
on Sırrı Çelik Boulevard in the Taşdelen neighborhood of Cekmeköy,

The passengers panicked as the elevator finally hit the basement floor hard.
Firefighters opend the elevator door and rescued those inside. Güldane
Taşbaş and Birten Aytaç who suffered cracks to bones in their feet were
taken to Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital. One of the affected
elevator passengers said in the incident's aftermath 'we're retarded. Too
many of us got on the elevator.'


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