07 Jul '11, 4am

Beijing teenager killed as escalator changes direction - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Beijing, July 6 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy was killed and 30 others were injured when a crowded subway escalator suddenly reversed direction, a media report said Wednesday. The accident occurred around 9.30 a.m. Tuesday on an ascending escalator at Beijing Zoo Station Exit A on Line 4, the Beijing MTR Corporation said at a news conference. The metro line was opened in 2009. Pictures posted online by witnesses showed discarded shoes, bags, and flattened bottles scattered at the bottom of the escalator, China Daily reported. Fu Jinyuan, one of the injured now receiving treatment at Peking University People's Hospital, recalled the moment when the escalator malfunctioned. 'First there was a crashing sound, then the rising escalator started going down. Then wave after wave of people began falling. I thought I was finished.' Song Cuiling, 39, had to get several stitches on her he...

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