Escalator in China Suddenly Reverses Direction, Throws Everyone Off

Security video from CCTV shows an escalator in a Ningbo shopping mall suddenly speeding up in the wrong direction, causing a human pile-up.

At least five people were injured in the accident and police have launched an investigation to determine what happened.

Last year in July, a woman in Hubei died after an escalator floor-plate underneath her collapsed, and then in August a Shanghai man had to have his leg amputated after it got wedged. Those were two of several escalator accidents that were widely reported last year.

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Needless to say, simply riding an escalator in China can be pretty scary.

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