A HDB lift at Blk 150 Petir Road was shut down after it over went beserk and shot up and down at high speed. The 59 year old woman was going downstairs from the 9th storey when the lift failed to stop when it reached the first level. Instead it shot up to the 11th storey, down to 3rd and back up again to the 12th.
The victim’s daughter shared that the impact was so strong that despite grabbing the railings, her mother still fractured her spine as a result of this malfunction. Eventually when rescuers came, the gap between the lift and the door made it hard to rescue her.
The Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council has suspended the lift’s operation until the cause of the incident has been determined.