Six men and women suffered injuries to their hands in an escalator accident at JR Akihabara Station in Tokyo on Wednesday, police and station officials said.
According to police, the accident happened at about 9:30 a.m. on an ascending escalator connecting the Yamanote line platform with the Sobu line platform. Officials were quoted by Fuji TV as saying that the railing beneath the dark blue casing on the escalator opened up and six commuters got their left hands caught in the mechanism. Police said three victims lost their thumbnails.
JR officials said the escalators were inspected at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday and nothing was out of the ordinary.© Japan Today