Travellers Trapped in an Elevator for 45mins at Muritala Mohammed Airport, Lagos

Story by Bola Dauda
Last Updated:Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tight spaces have never been my thing, imagine being stuck in an elevator in Nigeria (of all places) due to power outage. I can not speak for you but for me and my household, that day would have felt like the end of my life. Read the ordeal faced by 45 individuals stuck in an elevator at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, and you would think that the International Airport would be posh!

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, was, yesterday, thrown into darkness, while passengers and workers were trapped inside lifts for 45 minutes due to power outage.

The outage occurred at 12 noon.

According to an eye- witness, those trapped in the lifts were heard screaming and kicking inside for help.

He added that the people who were trapped also tried to force the lifts open, but could not.

The screaming of the trapped victims attracted the attention of Federal Aviation Airports Authority engineers, who had to go to the sixth floor to work on the lifts before they could force them open.

The increasing occurence of power outage at the International Airport has become very embarrassing and disturbing. The Muritala Mohammed Airport, Lagos as it is does not boast of the best of facilities. Most times, the air conditioners don’t seem to be working effectively where they are working at all. People usually feel imprisoned by the heaviness in the air within the Airport.

Sometime in March, there were reports of a total blackout at the Airport lasting six hours which left passengers and other users of the place experiencing feelings of suffocation. Considering the enclosed design of the airport, any prolonged failure in power supply would be terrible for its occupants at that time.

‘The screaming of the trapped victims’….. It must have been a very uncomfortable and fearful situation for them, trapped inside a dark and stuffy elevator for as long as 45 minutes!

The news report does not state whether the power was out for 45 minutes, trapping the victims inside the elevator or if the power came back earlier but the elevators didn’t respond. Whatever the situation might have been, it must have been unpleasant for the victims and embarassing for us Nigerians who get to read about such.

News Source: Vanguard

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real pinapple
5/15/2012 7:08:51 AM
Hahaha God forbid bad thing a whole international airport wey no be local airport it shows that anything can happen in nigeria at anytime. The worst part is the area of aircondition each time you arrive nigeria the heat in that airport will be the first thing to tell you welcome so so annoying,
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SMELLING LIKE ARMPITS
FIRSTLADY
5/15/2012 7:19:02 AM
HAHAHA TRAVEVELRS STUCK AT THAT SMELLY A$$ AIRPORT! A BUNCH OF SMELLY A$$ GOATS IN ONE ELEVATORS HAHAHA GOODLUCK! SMELLING LIKE STOCKFISH, ARMPITS AND SUYA HAHA
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Smelling Lady
Nneoma
5/15/2012 8:11:58 AM
Just listen to urself, u sound too retard and unreasonable. Go back to skul and stop disgracing urself here. Mtchewwwwwww!
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EEDIYOT
FIRSTLADY
5/15/2012 8:19:56 AM
KEEP FOLLOWING MY COMMENTS ON THIS SITE! ANIMAL, CHOP MY SPIT ABEG! IF MY DISSINGS ARE KILLING, DO ME A FAVOR,TAKE SUPERGLUE AND PUT IT ON UR EYELIDS!
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Its funny sha
Lalaland
5/15/2012 8:20:18 AM
I cannot help but laff sha! Goodness gracious!
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AssWipe Lady
Nneoma
5/15/2012 8:44:39 AM
Copy cat, like i told u earlier to superglue ur eyes, guess u ve experienced it. Felling like a princess dat Nneoma is talking to u i supposed, in ur dreams only. Fhool.
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GOAT PLS GET IT INTO UR HEAD
FIRSTLADY
5/15/2012 8:46:20 AM
I DO NOT READ YOUR RHUBBISH WRITINGS! IF IT IS MORE THAN 2 LINES, I WONT READ IT! WAY TO ORIGINAL TO COPY A MAMAPUT SELLER! IGBO MADE ANIMAL
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Nneoma
Lalaland
5/15/2012 8:48:22 AM
My dear ignore monkey-on-roller-skates-ARKAPALRA Sheit-lady! All the ediot does is come here and bark! My dear ignore the fhucker she is toooo boring to respond to sef! Mtcheeewww!!!
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NA WA O!!
ANNA
5/15/2012 8:45:47 AM
Them take light for airport,jeez total BS hhehehehehehehehheehheheheheeh but it's funny lol
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Nneoma
Keku
5/15/2012 12:39:09 PM
What do you expect from her,a dishwasher at ghetto restaurant? Retarded mumu!!
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Change d name
Zedd toey
5/15/2012 8:16:13 AM
Dat airport shu b named aftr one of dis thivin lidas in d country an nt murtala d gud lida of his time an a patriot of his country. Mayb it shu b named afta d names of dis thivin lidas below livin or dead: obj, ibb, abacha, tinubu, mark, abdulsalam, atiku or beta stil ibori an if dey dont lyk it lyk dat, mayb dey shu name it afta boko haram.
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Last lady
Zedd toey
5/15/2012 8:32:52 AM
Nneoma r u suprisd 2 c a dog lyk lastlady bakin or eatin s**t in naija isnt nt wat she kno how 2 do best?, atleast d animal in her shu affet her lafta an coment. r u awr she has jst finshd 4kin boko haram?.
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e ho nigeria airport
tina for real
5/15/2012 10:31:06 AM
hahahahahaha hehehehehe God have mercy
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boko haram
TRUTH
5/15/2012 12:41:00 PM
imagine say u dey yrapped for that kind elevator come see say one of the guys inside nah boko haram guy with explosives wet fit scather half of ikeja...... ol boy nah GBOSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA be that, nah truth i dey yarn for here ooo
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Auth
6/9/2012 2:44:15 AM
Kalispera kai xronia polla! Proti fora epfkkeitisa tin selida sas, sugxaritiria gia osa kanete! Latreuo tis gates alla distixos den exo xoro gia na mporeso na paro ena zoaki. Tha ithela na mou steilete leptomeries gia eikoniki uiothesia gatas, einai aksiolatreuta kai anamesa tous me endiaferei o gatoulis AIRPORT. Pos tha mporo na to voithiso?Efxaristo polu!
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