Escalator breaks apart at Malaysia airport

An escalator at Malaysia's Miri airport showed serious damage after suddenly breaking apart yesterday afternoon (June 5).

According to The Star via AsiaOne, no one was hurt in the incident.

State assistant minister for air transportation Datuk Lee Kim Shin confirmed this and said that people at the bottom of the escalator managed to get off in time to avoid injury.

He said:

"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."