Sunday, 01. February 2015
12. 02. 13. - 16:00
A group of 13 hefty female opera singers were stuck in an overloaded lift for more than an hour in Kashihara, Japan, after ignoring the maximum weight warning.
The stranded sopranos had been on their way to a performance when the lift - designed to take just 11 average sized people - groaned to a halt between the second and third floors of the concert hall.
Firefighters eventually freed the singers after winching the lift down a floor by hand.
A spokesman for the theatre said:"The passengers were in all sorts of costumes and were all shapes and sizes."
"Several received medical treatment for stress and anxiety. We are investigating how this happened," they added
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