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Ten Injured in Metro Escalator Accident

A woman broke her spine and nine other people were injured Sunday when an escalator heading into metro station Komsomolskaya stopped sharply.

The escalator unexpectedly increased its speed Sunday morning around 11 a.m., then an emergency brake was activated, halting the walkway's movement, Channel One reported, citing witness reports. Some passengers apparently fell some distance down the escalator as a result.

Two passengers involved in the accident remained hospitalized as of Monday morning, a police source told RIA-Novosti. One woman still in the hospital broke her spine and sustained a concussion. Others involved in the accident received broken bones and bruises, the police source said.

Police are investigating the incident.

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