Three women were injured when an idle escalator crowded with people suddenly started moving
By: Central News Agency
Taipei — Three women were injured at Banqiao train station in New Taipei late
Saturday when an idle escalator crowded with people suddenly started moving, causing people on the way down to trip and slam into people in front of them.
The injured included a 63-year-old Taiwanese and a 27-year-old Vietnamese who both suffered lacerations on their scalps. The other person hurt was a 35-year-old woman who sprained her ankle, the New Taipei Fire Department said.
The three were rushed to two nearby hospitals to be treated.
According to the Fire Department’s initial findings, the station, which also connects to high-speed rail and Taipei Metro lines, was crowded at the time of the accident with people who had just attended an outdoor Christmas concert outside New Taipei City Hall. [FULL STORY]