Ikea evacuates customers twice due to technical difficulties

Ikea’s Sheffield store, which only opened last Thursday, evacuated hundreds of customers due to technical difficulties today.

Chaos ensued as the throngs of customers abandoned their shopping rushed to leave the store while alarms blurred.

Calm was restored to the situation but less than two hours later the alarms rang once more and customers were again told to evacuate.

Harriet Grant, an IKEA customer, said: “There had been multiple calls over the tannoy about tills going down and staff having to reset stations when the pre-recorded evacuation went off and everyone was quickly ushered to the fire exit.”

Customers took to Twitter to express their concern:

Ikea later apologised for the false alarms which were confirmed to be accidental.

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