29 Jun '11, 6am

DTN Singapore: Elderly women hurt in escalator accident: Four elderly women were hurt when they fell off an esca...

DTN Singapore: Elderly women hurt in escalator accident: Four elderly women were hurt when they fell off an esca...

Punggol Plaza's escalators caused injuries to four elderly women. (Yahoo! photo/Ion Danker) Four elderly women were hurt when they fell off an escalator at Punggol Plaza on Tuesday morning. According to The Straits Times , the women suffered deep cuts, fractures and bruises when the handrail of the escalator they were on stopped suddenly. The four women aged between 72 to 81 lost their balance and fell backwards. They were just three steps from the top when two of them fell to the foot of the escalator while the other two landed on the escalator steps. They sustained bruises and long scratches down their back caused by the escalator's jagged metal edges. The escalator that was said to be faulty. (Yahoo! photo/Ion Danker) Kiong Mok Lan, 76, suffered the worst injuries with fractures in her left cheekbone, right hand and left leg. Her spectacles were also damaged and her lef...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/elderly-wom...

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