x

Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Lift in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before rescue

The occupants heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier than expected ride as the lift fell

A rescue crew pulls out six people trapped in an elevator in Chicago, November 16, 2018. Katy Martinez / Reuters
A rescue crew pulls out six people trapped in an elevator in Chicago, November 16, 2018. Katy Martinez / Reuters

People rescued from a lift in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers later learnt they had dropped 84 floors.

The Chicago Tribune reported on Monday that six people, including a pregnant woman, got into the lift early Friday after leaving a restaurant on the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue building. They heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier than expected ride.

One of several cables holding the lift broke and the car fell rapidly, landing somewhere near the 11th floor.

Firefighters broke through a wall more than 10 stories above ground from a parking garage to reach the people who were trapped inside.

The elevator and two others will be closed until they are repaired and officials figure out what happened.

_______________

Read more:

Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead

US synagogue shooting suspect due in court as congregation mourns

US Muslims start fund-raising to help Pittsburgh synagogue victims

_______________