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MONTREAL — A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator.
A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station in east-end Montreal around 9:15 a.m.
He alerted transit workers, who called police.
When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive.
“We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren’t able to save her,” paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency.
The exact circumstances of the woman’s death weren’t immediately clear, but Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said it appeared “her headscarf and her hair got stuck in the escalator.”
“Was she strangled by her scarf or was she the victim of an illness before falling? It’s too early to say,” Brabant added.
Witnesses told police they saw the unnamed victim struggling to free her scarf after it got lodged in the teeth of an escalator on her way down to the subway platform.
‘While she was trying to pull up her scarf from the escalator, her hair got caught too and from there, everything got tied up at the end of the escalators,’ said Constable Jean-Pierre Brabant, of the Montreal police.
Commuter Bassam Joubarani told CBC.ca he saw two Good Samaritans rushing to the aid of the 48-year-old woman, who was lying unconscious on her back at the bottom of the moving stairs.
Joubarani recalled seeing the trapped victim still breathing, with half of her body resting on the escalator.
If she wasn’t wearing the hijab it couldn’t have got stuck in the escalator. Or go kart.
Will her family be suing the government and escalator manufacturer? Did her husband make her wear the hijab? Inquiring minds want to know.
And just in time, World
Misogyny Hijab Day is Coming February 1.