23 injured when escalator in S China metro station suddenly stops

13:23, December 14, 2010      

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Twenty-three people were injured Tuesday morning when an escalator at a metro station in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province came to a sudden halt.

All the wounded - including a pregnant woman - were rushed to two local hospitals for treatment, Chen Qi, deputy manager of the Shenzhen Metro Operating Company, told Xinhua.

Chen said two people were seriously injured and require surgery.

The accident happened at 8:50 a.m. on the moving staircase at Guomao Station.

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