Geneva power cut traps lift users

Geneva firefighters had to rescue several people stuck in elevators on Tuesday night as a major power cut plunged several districts into darkness.

The first problems started at 6pm. The main affected areas were Lancy, Plan-les-Ouates and Perly. Engineers managed to fix those in about an hour – but the grid tripped again so Bardonnex and Laconnex also had lost power. 

The SIG says it was a rare event and blamed a grounding issue. 

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