The newly launched Marks and Spencers on Nanjing Xi Lu is off to a rather inauspicious start — barely a few days after Shanghai shoppers went on a rampage at the store, an Indian national has fallen to his death Sunday evening. Xinhua has more:
The accident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. when Shah Harshit, 24,fell from an escalator on the fourth floor of the store in Nanjing West Road, a Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau official said.
Harshit was shopping with friends in the mall that day. The mall was opened on Oct. 2 and was the first mall of the British retailer Marks and Spenser [sic] in the Chinese mainland.
There was a dangerous two-meter gap between two adjacent escalators, said the official.
The mall opened as usual on Monday.