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Oh. My. God. I thought I had it bad last week, stuffed in the back of an Airbus 320 in a window seat, while people took their sweet time gathering their belongings. That combination of claustrophobia and the feeling of being stuck in traffic nearly made me scream. Imagine, fellow claustrophobics, if this happened to you:
240 Trapped For Hours In St. Louis Arch
(CBS/AP) Around 240 people were trapped inside the St. Louis Gateway Arch after an apparent power outage. Crews have been able to rescue all of the people that were trapped in the Arch elevators for two and a half hours Saturday evening, reports CBS Station KMOV. Fire Department spokesman Steve Simpson told a local television station that rescue crews treated two people. One was given oxygen and the other was diabetic. He didn't elaborate on their treatment. "Everybody else seemed to be in good spirits, glad and relieved to be coming down," he said. The people became trapped when trams on both legs of the arch stalled. Some people also were stranded at the top of the 630-feet high monument of stainless steel, where they were watching a fireworks show, broadcasters reported.
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