The jaws of death.
Oh my god Shanghai. Arm yourselves. Not 24 hours after a wicked Line 4 escalator cackled before terrifying passengers last night, one of the most highly-trafficked escalators in Jing’an Temple caught fire today! Plumes of white smoke are said to have spilled out onto Nanjing W Road, engulfing the mall above the metro stop around 10:40am this morning.
The escalator has been shut down all day and various steps have been torn up by maintenance. The machine itself is not, may we add, an OTIS escalator, but rather a Mitsubishi escalator.
Xinmin has a video here, but instead of watching that, you should probably just start bulk ordering supplies off of Taobao before the internet shuts off.