12 Rescued From Elevator in the Philippines

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The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) announced firefighters rescued 12 people who were trapped inside an elevator in a commercial building in San Juan City in the Philippines on January 28, The Philippine Star reports. A BFP report said the victims got stuck when the building’s elevator malfunctioned. The victims were on their way home from a basketball game when the incident occurred. The 12 were extracted from the elevator shortly after it malfunctioned, but BFP personnel said they encountered difficulty, at first, due to the inability of maintenance staff to locate the elevator’s safety manual. The maintenance personnel were able to create a small opening in the elevator and placed an electric fan directly against it to allow air in for the victims.

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