Sixteen College Students Rescued After Being Stuck in Phuket University Elevator

Phuket –

Sixteen students were rescued after an elevator’s door was unable to be opened for about half an hour at a university in Mueang Phuket.

The Phuket City Police, The Phuket Express, and emergency responders were called on Monday (August 21st) in the afternoon to the university in Rassada.

The elevator caretakers were unable to open the elevator’s door. Rescue workers use a jaw of life to force open the elevator door.

The students were freed from the elevator after they were stuck inside the lift for about half an hour. All of them were first year university students who were ten women and six men. Two of them were taken to a nearby hospital for panic-related breathing problems.

The Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew later personally arrived at the scene to visit the rescued students and thank them for what he called their bravery.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.