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Elevator carrying TN CM Palaniswami breaks down at Chennai airport

Palaniswami along with senior government officials arrived at the airport here this evening as they were scheduled to leave for Madurai

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 23:37 IST
Press Trust of India
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Tamil Nadu chief minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami.
Tamil Nadu chief minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami.(PTI File Photo)
         

An elevator carrying Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami along with other officials malfunctioned at the airport here leading to tense moments for a few minutes, authorities said today.

Palaniswami along with senior government officials arrived at the airport here this evening as they were scheduled to leave for Madurai, sources said.

“Soon after arriving, the chief minister, along with security personnel, boarded the elevator to go to the first floor, but got stuck inside it for about eight minutes..”, they said.

Authorities at the airport immediately arrived and rectified the problem, the authorities said.

Palaniswami and other officials later left for Madurai soon after the elevator was repaired, they added.

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 23:37 IST