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Naima Rharouity, a 47-year-old mother of two from Montreal, was strangled to death when an item of clothing got caught in an escalator.

While in the Fabre Metro on Thursday, Rharouity was traveling down an escalator when she fell. It appeared that the hijab she wore became stuck in the escalator’s teeth, tightened around her neck, and strangled her to death.

According to the DailyMail:

‘The investigators looked at the different views of the cameras of the STM and they weren’t able to determine exactly the sequence of events that led to the death of the woman,’ Constable Daniel Lacoursiere told CTV. Witnesses told police they saw the unnamed victim struggling to free her scarf after it got lodged in the teeth of an escalator on her way down to the subway platform. ‘While she was trying to pull up her scarf from the escalator, her hair got caught too and from there, everything got tied up at the end of the escalators,’ said Constable Jean-Pierre Brabant, of the Montreal police.

A commuter also witnessed to young men rushing to her aid but she was already unconscious. Her family is in our prayers.

SOURCE: DailyMail | PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook