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Woman dies when scarf gets tangled in Montreal escalator

/ 06:45 AM January 31, 2014

OTTAWA – A woman was killed in Montreal Thursday when her hair and scarf became entangled in a subway escalator, officials said.

The 48-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was riding on the moving staircase during her morning commute when the garment got snagged, police said.

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“She tried to pull the scarf free but her hair got entangled and she was apparently strangled to death,” a police spokesman said, citing witnesses and surveillance video.

Authorities, who said the woman died at the scene, are investigating the incident.

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