An inquiry has been launched into the cause of the malfunctioning of escalator at the Langham Place centre in Hong Kong. Dozens of people were injured as a result of the accident. The escalator steps which were rolling upwards suddenly started rolling downwards with lots of people on the escalator. There was panic as people started crushing on each other.
The shopping center claimed that the escalator had passed a recent safety inspection. Hence, the need for a special investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident.