Woman strangled by escalator

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Posted: Jan 30, 2014 7:38 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 30, 2014 7:38 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: escalator, Montreal, Canada, subway, scarf, hair, strangled

MONTREAL, CANADA- A woman was strangled when her scarf then her hair got caught in the subway escalator as it moved down toward the train platform.

Authorities found the woman at the bottom of the escalator during the morning rush.

Montreal's ambulance service says a doctor declared her dead at the scene.

A lot of people saw what happened and tried to help but couldn't free her.

The woman was 48 and witnesses say she tried to pull her scarf to get it out of her hair when it got caught by the escalator's moving parts but then her hair got stuck.

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