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Old 07-06-2011, 08:32 AM
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7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator


A seven-year-old boy was killed and 28 people injured after an escalator at a Beijing underground station suddenly went into reverse causing an horrific crush.
Passengers queuing at the bottom to get aboard the rising escalator were buried under a mound of people when the machine suddenly malfunctioned at Zoo station in the Chinese capital.
Photos taken shortly after the tragedy show bloodied underground passengers lying on the floor by the metal escalator.

Horror: A seven-year-old boy was killed after being crushed by fellow underground passengers when this Beijing escalator suddenly went into reverse:
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Aftermath: Two underground passengers tend to a wounded man. Chinese authorities say they have no explanation as to why the escalator suddenly malfunctioned:
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The dead boy's father had been taking his two children on a trip to the zoo. He is in intensive care while his daughter suffered a head injury.
A witness said: 'People pressed into a pile and the boy and his father were buried under the others.'
A Beijing public transport official said they were trying to investigate what had happened to cause the accident and to work out why emergency safety features built-in to stop such accidents had not worked.
The tragedy caused the station to be closed for several hours while staff worked to treat the injured, including two people whose clothing had become trapped in the escalator.

Police cordoned-off the entrance to Zoo underground station which was closed for several hours while the injured passengers were treated:
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:39 AM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

Well damn. I'd like to know how fast that shit went in reverse to do that.

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:31 PM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

That's so sad.

I'm taking the stairs from now on.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:18 PM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

ESCALATORS gone wild

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:09 PM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

Just another reason for me to be terrified of those damn things.

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:19 PM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

like a horror movie scene

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Old 07-06-2011, 06:39 PM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

Great... wouldn't take elevators before cause I'm scared of the cables snapping and falling and now I can't take escalators because they decide to go wacko.

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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

At least it was people that crushed him.
It could have been far, far worse.
I mean yeah, dead is dead, but still.

Crushed to death = better than ground into hamburger by the escalator.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

I hate them. I will take the stairs any day over the escalator. I saw a little girls hair get caught in it a couple years ago and I will never forget her screaming. :(

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:01 AM
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Re: 7 Year Old Crushed By Malfunctioned Escalator

Thats why I would rather take the stairs or the elevator. would rather drop to an unseen death than be ground into hamburger by those steps. Always checking my shoelaces when I get on one.

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