Seoul, June 8: Fourteen people were injured on Thursday after an escalator reversed at a subway station in South Korea, police said. The accident occurred at around 8.20 a.m. when the upwards escalator leading to exit 2 of Sunae Station on the Bundang Line reversed suddenly and went backward for several seconds, Yonhap News Agency quoted police and fire authorities as saying.
Three people were transported to a hospital after sustaining injuries on the back and legs. Eleven others sustained minor injuries, received treatment and were sent home. None of them were in life-threatening condition. Escalator Accident in South Korea Video: Escalator Suddenly Malfunctions and Reverses at High Speed at Sunae Station, 14 Injured.
Video: 14 Injured After Upward Escalator Reverses
Escalator suddenly reverses at high speed in South Korea, injuring at least 14 people pic.twitter.com/1EUFAFf8X1
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Police are looking into the exact cause of the accident but said there is little chance of someone using the escalator's manual operating system to reverse its direction.
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