Japan is considering installing toilets and drinking fountains in their lifts. Hope the two won’t stay close. According to Metro UK, due to the country’s frequent earthquakes citizens often become trapped in lifts for hours, and sometime even days, at a time.
On Saturday Japan was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which left thousands stuck in lifts without water or toilet facilities. Obviously some lifts will be far too small to install such facilities, in which case collapsible cardboard structures with adsorbent paper bags would reportedly be used instead.
Officials from the infrastructure ministry and the Association of Elevator Markers will be meeting soon to discuss the proposals.