Escalator breaks apart at Malaysia airport

PHOTO: The Star

MIRI - An escalator at the Miri Airport suffered serious damage after suddenly breaking apart on Sunday afternoon.

No one was hurt in the incident that happened at 3pm.

State assistant minister for air transportation Datuk Lee Kim Shin confirmed that the incident did not result in any injuries to any passenger.

He said that there were some people at the bottom of the escalator who managed to get off in time.

"The escalator suddenly broke apart without warning due to a sudden technical malfunction. Airport engineers are already at the site to investigate what had happened," he said.