Well, along with watching out for cracks on the subway floor, better start keeping your eyes peeled for crumbling ceilings in Shanghai subway stations.
Last week at Siping Road Station, three commuters were walking near Exit 3 when the ceiling suddenly collapsed, Xinhua reports. Thankfully, they weren’t on their phones (probably because Pokémon Go isn’t available here) and were able to quickly run away from the ceiling tile hail, escaping harm.
Zhu Yao, the manager of the station, reassuringly informed the public that: “We coordinated with the police immediately cordoning off the area and closing the station. Our staff guided the passengers in and out from other channels. Then we double checked the accident site to make sure that no one had been injured.”
Ma Zhongzheng, senior engineer at Line 10, examined the accident and found that “part of the grid work was corroded due to dense humidity,” which, along with changes in wind pressure, caused the ceiling tiles to fall… that’s reassuring.
Watch the indoor rain here on YouTube:
Or on Youku:
But don’t worry! It’s all been replaced now.
By Sarah Lin
[Video via Youtube]