The authorities inspect an escalator in Yongchuan district, southwest China's Chongqing municipality, on Thursday. Photo: AP

Poor maintenance, lax supervision and extreme cost-cutting to blame for China's lift and escalator deaths

All these factors contributed to the increasing number of accidents, rendering five in every 100 lifts and escalators a potential safety hazard, says media report

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The authorities inspect an escalator in Yongchuan district, southwest China's Chongqing municipality, on Thursday. Photo: AP
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