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24 April 2024

Woman dies after scarf, hair are caught in escalator

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By AFP

A woman was killed in Montreal Thursday when her hair and scarf became entangled in a subway escalator, officials said.

The 48-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was riding on the moving staircase during her morning commute when the garment got snagged, police said.

"She tried to pull the scarf free but her hair got entangled and she was apparently strangled to death," a police spokesman said, citing witnesses and surveillance video.

Authorities, who said the woman died at the scene, are investigating the incident.

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