8 Indian Tourists Hurt By BTS Escalator Fall

(1 January) 8 Indian tourists have been reportedly injured by their fall from an escalator on Phayathai BTS station today.


Officials at the station said the tourists were "making fun of each other" during their escalator ride, causing one of them to slip and fell into other tourists below the stairs. The entire group eventually tumbled down the escalator. 
The Indian tourists were described as 3 men and 5 women, and all of them are reportedly "elderly" persons. The staff have applied first aid to the tourists and later transported them to hospital.
As a connection point to Airport Rail Link, Phayathai BTS station is frequented by many foreign visitors to Thailand, but there is no report of other tourists or passengers injured in the incident.

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