100 passengers rescued from Dallas Zoo monorail
APDALLAS -- About 100 people have been rescued without injury by firefighters after a monorail at the Dallas Zoo stopped operating.
February 25, 2013, 12:47 am TWN
Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says as many as five extension ladders at a time were used to remove the passengers Saturday.
Local television stations reported the train was between 15 and 20 feet (4.5 and 6 meters) off the ground when it stopped.
Evans said firefighters responded to an emergency call about 3:30 p.m. after an unspecified malfunction caused the train to stop moving. He said the 30-minute rescue was made easier because firefighters had easy access to the passengers.