29 Jun '11, 12am

4 elderly women tumble down flight of escalator due to glitch, but management says its 'normal', just 'a big hoo-ha'.

4 elderly women tumble down flight of escalator due to glitch, but management says its 'normal', just 'a big hoo-ha'.

(From left) Madam Cheong Tai, 81, Madam Liew Poh Chan, 72, Madam Hoh Peck Tau, 72, and Madam Kiong Mok Lan, 76, at Changi General Hospital yesterday. They fell backwards when the escalator's handrail in Punggol Plaza stopped. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG FOUR elderly women suffered deep cuts, fractures and bruises at Punggol Plaza yesterday morning when the handrail of the escalator they were on suddenly stopped moving. The women, in their 70s and 80s, were just three steps from the top. As they were clutching on to the handrails, they lost their balance and fell backwards. Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Straits Times. [email protected] Additional reporting by Amanda Tan

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