“It stopped sud­denly, push­ing me back­ward, and two old peo­ple and two lit­tle kids fell down.”

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

So said a wo­man sur­named Cheng who was on the el­e­va­tor at exit B of the Qilizhuang Sta­tion on Sub­way Line 9 with her 2-year-old grand­daugh­ter when it sud­denly stopped, in­jur­ing some of its oc­cu­pants. At about noon on May 15, Cheng and her grand­daugh­ter were in the el­e­va­tor when it stopped about a third of the way up. The sud­den halt caused all six of its oc­cu­pants to fall. Cheng said her grand­daugh­ter and another kid got cuts on their faces and started to bleed. The sub­way sta­tion staff res­cued them within min­utes and sent those in­jured to the hospi­tal. A worker at the sta­tion said that ac­cord­ing to their in­ves­ti­ga­tion, there is noth­ing wrong with the el­e­va­tor; the sud­den stop oc­curred when some­one pressed the “emergency stop” but­ton. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way. (Source: The Beijing Morn­ing Post)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Peter C. Espina/GT

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