An escalator broke down at a Mass Transit Railway station in Hong Kong after an Indonesian woman’s long dress got stuck in it on Sunday morning.
At 8am, the woman took the escalator connecting Exit C and the concourse of Diamond Hill MTR Station in Kowloon, but her dress got stuck in the gap between a step and an escalator comb plate, Oriental Daily reported.
She tried to pull her dress out but failed, and the accident triggered an emergency halt of the escalator’s operation.
No one was injured. MTR officials said staff shut down the escalator and replaced the damaged parts.
They advised passengers who wear long dresses, sandals or slippers to stand clear of the edges of MTR escalators.
Over the past few years, there have been a couple escalator-related accidents across the city and in mainland China.
Last year, one of the escalators at the Langham Place mall-cum-office building in Kowloon’s Mong Kok area malfunctioned, sending people crashing to the floor. In that incident, 18 people were injured, causing panic at the facility.
In 2015, a 30-year-old mother was killed by a defective escalator at a shopping mall in Jingzhou in central China’s Hubei province as the metal plate she stepped on collapsed.
Then take your ching ming festival and give to us the Easter Holiday since your are not a Christian and don’t believe on it yet you are also enjoying this holiday,right?
So mean A bitter person thats describe you Suki
she should say the same when she gets her holiday on other event like good friday. pretty sure she doesnt make something for holyweek.
They should be aware of their long dress. I’ve seen a lot of them and they don’t care for their own safety. Wearing long dress and carry big big bags and wearing heels at the same time. During summer season more unpleasant for themselves. …
She should not hire a household worker then. She should do all the work and see if she can handle it. Why the Easter holiday which is for Christian culture but Domestic Helpers in Hongkong don’t get the holiday. You are lucky that you can enjoy it.
I think she is right,as she said we don’t have a part in their ching ming holiday,In my opinion why they don’t give us easter as our holiday instead of ching ming holiday,right?As a christian,it is more important to us to celebrate easter because it is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.Hopefully they will think about it.Ching ming holiday to Easter holiday.
I mean she has a point,that we don’t have our ancestors here to visit the grave.So hoping that they will change the ching ming holiday of domestic workers to Easter holiday.
It should nt be reported as a news ..those 12 days statutory holidays are by law and included in agreement in contract..
This employer just seeking attntion she want to be famous only.madam your problem is very simple,negotiate with your helper swap her day off than making noise in the media questioned our holiday,e helpers dont complain if employers ask us to work overtime and from day off we have curfew hours apart fr that we still need to work when we reach home..your so inconsiderate,minor problem you can not solve on your own instead your drawing attention in public.
Really mean and stupid employer seeking for attention from social media but didn’t realise it will falls back to her….pity on your helper thought she’s having a hard time working with you!!!
hahaha.. they always wear long dress. see?
Same happened in kowloon tong kala namin my nangyri na sa indonessian girl kaya pala nahagip ng escalator ang long dress nya
its an accident.. indonesians,are muslim that is why they wear longdresses.. but my advice is. be cautios riding in the escalators. most of the time ive seen indonesian are busy to there mobile phone…
Yes! Why not swap instead other day or pay her..or maybe the employer doesnt want to pay even…so mean!
As a Muslim need to cover your hair, your legs and hands. Hindi naman sinabi na magsuot ng long dress na lilinisin ang daanan. Very dangerous maraming incidents na long dress ang suot.
Why you complain to social media Suki ? You should complain to HK government to change that statutory holiday for you.
Your problem is so simple, just pay a graveyard cleaner , why you blame your maid? You seems a horrible employer, I pity your helper how unlucky she is to have you as her employer. How I wish she will leave you soon to find a better employer.
First of all,filipinos also visit to.pay respects and clean the graves of our loved ones but its not the same time of the year as what chinese usually do, and employers should also be considerate if they want to swap the day off of their helper,they should tell her in advance cause she might have plans ahead already,its not that because the helper was refusing shes already not good,employers also respect the helpers situation and also its in the contract that they shouldnt ask the helper to work unless they both agreed…
it’s a tradition dear it’s not their fault
It’s a common sense if they wearing long dress or high heels ????.stand up properly and hold her dress up….so that they won’t get this trouble for everyone…
but sometime we need to consider what country are we working its not the country who need to adjust its the person/employee
Be creful when step at escalator must n proper position .
Esp.those at lane wd some hurry time to passby they mke as staircase and sudden blug u ..ho hoo hoo…
My goodness! Im so taken beyond my wits reading these comments. These people castigated the lady as if they are so perfect and faultless. Instead of expressing sympathy and grateful that the lady was not harmed, they instead chose to blame her. How ignorant these people are!
Wearing a long dress, sweeping and mopping the ground while they are walking….????
This is just a accident,, so please don’t judge us by wearing a long dresses ????
Wear short not longtime avoid accident
Its traditional wearing dress for them,they are muslim so they should wear long dress
Warning for another indonesian people…we not didn’t allowed you all to wearing "gamis syar’i "..just beware yourself..dont be laughing stock by other people….not just one or two time this happened so many times..and makes people Judge how fool you are..
They are Muslims they wear dress like that so we cannot blame them, but of course, they should be aware too… Its a big reminder for them
thats their way of clothing coz most of them are muslims,its not their clothes matter its about safety,so just be carefull next time.
shame on Asia Times for linking the woman’s nationality with this event. If it wasn’t obvious that this was dog-whistling against islamic women and other women who choose to dress modestly, I think the comments section will make that crystal clear.
Who is the they here, Virginia? Would you be willing to swear that you’ve never worn something that could catch in an escalator? Because Crocs catch. Heels catch. Handbags held down (epsecially with fringe! OMG the THEY that have FRINGE on their handbags are probably the worst) catch. Delete this racist comment or change your name.
Ohohhh,,, using.long.dress is probibited ????
Better use shorts ????
As this is mandatory in all dh here in hk.. Tbh.. You are much lucky hongkongers because you have a full holiday in saturday and Sunday, and also can rest about an hour in you’re workplace. While as a dh we are not allowed to rest1 any single minutes.. And we work more than 16 hours. We never ever get any O.T. Payment.. That it suppose to be we only have to work 8 hours.. And yet you still complain to agencies..why dont you try our work and replace our position and let us know how hard it is.. Standing while4 day.. Plus get any repremands all the time..
Mylene So Pendre very true and well said
Very Good Answer thats very True
Or tell your helper to stay at home and you will pay double like my employer do, no problem . Double your pay ????
Boots Dapiaoen Binay-an exactly she is so mean she must not have a helper indeed.let her work with her own mess at home ????????????????
Amrï Sol Aloidnab Double your pay no day off????????????
Jenny Leigh Smith completely agree with you Jenny. I am from the same country where people who made these racist comments are from. And to be honest i am sad and indignant by their ignorance. They dont realize when they came to HK, they were received well & given dignity and respect in general. When they occupy the streets, corridors and alleys on Sundays with all their noise and trash, nobody pushes them away. My expectation is at least, they show the same respect, decency and empathy to others.
Jenny Leigh Smith you think my comment is racist? Sorry for my comment then. Never my intention to be racist. I am an Islam believer’s. Sorry once again
Mylene So Pendre so is it in hongkong not allowed to wear long dress??or do you mean who is wear that long dress is muslim?why?do you feel muslim people is disturb you,,because im sorry maybe you are not a muslim…
Accedent is happened anytime anywhere in nowhere.We have different cultures we need respect it.
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