Over 20 rescued after being stuck in lift in Ggn mall
Over 20 men and women escaped death by asphyxiation on Saturday, after they were struck for more than an hour inside a lift in South Point Mall in Gurugram's Sector 53.
Reports said that the incident took place around 12 am.
Some women, who were trapped in the lift, also fainted due to suffocation. Soon after the malfunctioning of the lift was reported, police were called for rescue.
Cops were able to rescue the occupants after breaking the rear glass wall of the lift with a hammer.
"It was one of the situations where a lot of calm and composure had to be maintained. Because of the shortage of air, people were worried, cautious and fearful. We, therefore, had to be calm and composed while undertaking the rescue.
"We then used the stairs and reached the backside of the mall, where we broke the wall with a hammer. Later, we broke the wall of the lift to evacuate the lift's occupants," said Inspector Rahul, Station House Officer, Sector 53 police station.
"The situation could have turned extremely grave had the rescue operation been further delayed. All the people who were trapped are now safe," he said. The management of South Point Mall have stated that an inquiry is on over what caused the stoppage of the lift.
Located at Golf Course Road, there are lot of visitors who frequent the Mall, which houses several renowned restaurants as well offices.