Woman strangled to death by own scarf

By Drum Digital
01 February 2014

A Canadian woman died after her scarf became tangled in the escalator she was riding.

According to the NY Daily News the 48-year-old woman was riding down the escalator at the Fabre metro station in the Villeray neighborhood shortly after 9:00 a.m. when her scarf got snagged, police said.

When she bent down to pull her it out, her hair got stuck, authorities said.

Bystanders rushed to try to free the stricken rider, but she eventually lost consciousness.

“By the time our people arrived, it had stopped and she was at the bottom of the escalator,” Bob Lamle, a chief of Urgences-sante, Montreal’s emergency response agency, told reporters.

Paramedics worked to revive the woman, but could not. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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