Escalator Failures in Girish Park Metro Station, 9 injured

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Kolkata: Nine people were injured today at a Girish Park Metro station in Kolkata after an ascending escalator started going down. The incident occurred around 8:33pm at Girish Park metro station. All Injured persons admitted to the BR Singh hospital.

Three people with head and leg injuries were rushed to the hospital. Six other injured were given first aid at the station. A high level probe has been ordered into the incident.

Metro services, however, remained unaffected. According to locals, suddenly the escalator started moving towards opposite direction. For this reason, three men were injured seriously. The incident has led to an unrest among the passengers with many of them staging demonstration in protest of the incident.