Merdeka.com – Five medical students at Udayana University, Bali are trapped in a campus elevator. One of the officers from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Halus Sujaya said the evacuation of the five students was based on information received from the Imam Bonjol branch post.
“Initial information was that people were trapped in the elevator. After that, we headed to the crime scene with equipment,” said Halus Sujaya, Sunday (11/9). Quoted from Antara.
In evacuating, the officers experienced difficulties due to limited equipment and also the lack of experience of officers in handling the problem of elevators experiencing congestion.
The evacuation process takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Of the five people who were trapped, one person experienced weakness, so that BPBD officers were immediately given assistance by providing oxygen assistance.
Meanwhile, Dionisius, a student who was interviewed after being evacuated by the BPBD team, stated that the incident occurred when they were about to hold an activity with group members in one of the rooms on the campus.
“At first we got into the elevator, there were eight people. The elevator didn’t want to go up. Finally three people got out. The rest went up,” he explained.
He said that before they were trapped in the elevator, they had signs such as the elevator doors not closing and the elevator unable to transport them to the second floor where they were headed.
“When the elevator went up to the second floor, it only went up for a while, suddenly the elevator stopped. Yes, we pressed the button but it couldn’t work,” he said.
Realizing this, they pressed the bell button to alert their friends outside. They also reported the incident to the Denpasar City BPBD to get help as soon as possible.