Viral video shows moment Hong Kong mall escalator malfunctions, plummets backwards

CCTV footage captured the moment hordes of shoppers are seen gliding up an escalator before it suddenly malfunctions. (Photo courtesy: YouTube)
Updated 27 March 2017
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Viral video shows moment Hong Kong mall escalator malfunctions, plummets backwards

DUBAI: Camera footage of an escalator in a crowded Hong Kong shopping mall lurching out of control has gone viral since being posted online on Sunday.
CCTV footage captured the moment hordes of shoppers are seen gliding up an escalator before it suddenly malfunctions and speedily sends people back down, causing a pile up at the bottom of the escalator.
Seventeen people were injured in the incident at Mong Kok mall in Langham Place and one eyewitness told Gulf News: “I heard people screaming. The escalator was going down but the speed accelerated.
“People started to panic and some fell down.”


UK’s Duchess of Sussex Meghan is pregnant, Kensington Palace says

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UK’s Duchess of Sussex Meghan is pregnant, Kensington Palace says

  • The couple married in May this year in a wedding that was televised around the world
  • The news comes as the two embark on a two week tour of Australia

LONDON: Britain’s Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, is pregnant, Kensington Palace said on Monday.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019,” the palace said in a statement.
The couple married in May and are currently in Australia on their first overseas tour.