The city of Omaha in the US state was ravaged by heavy rains last weekend. Tony Luu and two friends watched the storm pass from an apartment on Saturday night, but wanted to take a closer look at the damage. They decided to take the elevator to the ground floor.
The water kept rising
However, it went horribly wrong when the elevator doors got stuck because of all the water. The three were on the ground floor when the water entered the elevator, from which they could not escape.
“When the water was up to my waist, I realized it was real,” Luu told the American. ABC News.
Luu filmed the incident. The video shows a friend of his trying to call emergency services from the elevator:
The trio could barely keep their heads above the water. They finally managed to open the elevator doors before emergency services arrived. Luu was standing on the elevator ramp at the end to stay afloat, he told ABC.
At the same time, four others were reportedly trapped in another elevator in the same building. “It was traumatic, but everyone is fine.” No one was hurt.
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