Two people were injured when escalators that were installed at a South Korean shopping mall were “escalated swiftly”, police said.
The escalators were installed in April and were meant to reduce escalators to a single button.
It was the latest in a series of escalator mishaps in South Korea that have alarmed people around the world.
A video posted on the internet by a user who called himself @tasomaru, showed the escalators being turned off by the same hand that had previously used to hold the button to stop the escalator.
He said he had called police and told them about the incident, and that police officers were now investigating the incident.
Police have not released any information on the reason behind the escalations.
This escalator escalates quickly.
They should be in control.
(Reuters)The escalator is expected to be turned back on by Saturday evening, police said in a statement.
The South Korean government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In a statement, South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said the escalating escalator was a problem, but that South Korea’s government “is committed to resolving it”.
“We are working closely with the South Korean authorities to find a solution, as we have been for a long time, and we are also working to make sure the escalatory escalator will be in place,” he said.
“The escalating is a serious problem and it will not be solved easily,” he added.