Several injured when escalator suddenly reverses direction

The most recent incident killed no one, but five escalator riders were injured and more than a dozen were thrown to the ground after they fell like dominoes on top of one another. 

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The incident is said to have happened at a shopping mall in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province late last week.  Authorities are investigating the cause of the escalator malfunction.

This most recent incident comes amidst a string of Chinese escalator failures that have led to great injuries and deaths. 

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