At Least 17 People Injured Escalator In Hong Kong!!!Shoppers screamed in terror when a 45-metre escalator suddenly changed directions and hurled people to the floor of a Hong Kong shopping centre.At least 17 people were injured in the incident at Mong Kok mall on Langham Place, including one man who was taken to hospital. In the incident, captured on CCTV, dozens of shoppers were queuing to go upstairs in the shopping centre.When the escalator suddenly changed direction, almost everyone shifted to the left and grabbed onto the handrail for stability. As the machine started going down, it sped up, causing shoppers to pile onto each other at the foot of the escalator. When the upward escalator malfunctioned, people travelling downstairs ran to get on to firm ground. Both directions slowed to a halt and some shoppers tried to get upstairs by walking up the stationary escalator. Shoppers on the lower floor ran to the pile of bodies to pull people up and make sure they were alright.
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