Escalator goes in reverse, sending people tumbling (video)

Although the video below was captured a few months ago, a DML reader sent it to us on Sunday and asked we post it for people to see.

Back in March, a four-story escalator packed with shoppers at a Hong Kong mall suddenly went in reverse, sending passengers tumbling.

The video footage below shows the horrific moment when at least one hundred people were hurled backwards.

The 150 ft. structure is located at the Langham Place Mall.

Witnesses said the escalator traveled at two or three times its normal speed after it reversed. At least 18 people were injured in the incident.

Watch the accident below:

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