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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.
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.