15 hurt in Texas escalator accident

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Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 6:02 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps.

The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, where a Dish Network convention was taking place. Convention Center spokeswoman Andrea DeLaune said one of those hurt had possibly life-threatening injuries, while five declined hospital treatment.

She said it's not yet clear what caused the malfunction

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