MALACCA: Thirty-six guests to Menara Taming Sari in Banda Hilir right here confronted an anxious second when the platform of the revolving gyro tower stopped transferring, leaving them hanging at a peak of 60 metres.
One of many victims, Zuliani Zulkeple, 42, from Bidong, Kedah, stated she and her 13 members of the family took the journey on the 110-metre-tall tower at 5.30 pm.
“The platform did a 360-degree flip twice whereas on the prime earlier than coming to a whole cease. I assumed the platform got here to a halt to permit vacationers to take footage.
“After some time, I found that the platform had stopped as a consequence of an influence outage. There have been vacationers who skilled shortness of breath as a result of the platform solely has one service door and no home windows.
“Happily, the administration of the tower despatched upkeep staff to hold out restore work on the platform,” the nurse on the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital, Sungai Petani, advised Bernama right here at the moment.
Zuliani stated that the upkeep staff needed to manually deliver down the platform to ensure that all the passengers to have the ability to exit safely.
“As soon as we received to the underside, hearth personnel needed to pry open the door to allow all vacationers to go away the platform because of the energy outage. We made it out safely at 6.30 pm,” she stated.
In the meantime, Melaka Fireplace and Rescue Division spokesperson Assistant Fireplace Superintendent Mohd Hanif Mustafa stated they obtained a misery name concerning the incident at 5.58 pm and arrived on the scene about seven minutes later.
He stated the upkeep crew introduced all of the vacationers down utilizing a supplementary motor.
“We additionally oversee the rescue operation to make sure the protection of all of the victims, who included 26 adults, eight youngsters, one aged particular person and one particular person with disabilities,” he stated. – Bernama