Escalator tries to eat shoppers at Bangkok mall

A trip to the mall nearly turned into a scene out of a horror movie for a few unlucky people when an escalator fell apart yesterday.

The unfortunate few were forced to run up the escalator to avoid getting grinded by the metal or stabbed in the shin at Wongsawang Town Center in Bangsue district.

Photos showing torn metal pieces and collapsed steps were shared by Thai PBS host Chonlanat Koaykul yesterday.

“The escalator collapsed and caused a loud bang. People ran into different directions because they thought it was a bomb attack,” Chonlanat said.

Fortunately, no one was injured as people on the escalator were able to run and jump off it just in time.

The incident reminded people of the fatal accident in China when a woman fell into a hole at the top of an escalator.

That incident traumatized people in China so much that they boycotted escalators or decided to find new ways to travel on them and share their photos on Weibo.

Photos: Weibo

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