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.