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Autopsy scheduled today for victim in Montreal subway escalator mishap

A transit official looks at an escalator where a woman lost her life in Montreal on Thursday Jan 30, 2014. A woman died after an article of clothing got caught in the escalator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
January 31, 2014 - 9:50 AM

MONTREAL - The Quebec coroner's office has identified the woman who was strangled to death after her scarf and hair were caught in the mechanism of a Montreal subway escalator.

A spokeswoman has identified the victim as 47-year-old Naima Rharouity.

Genevieve Guilbault says in an emailed statement that a coroner has been assigned to investigate and that an autopsy is planned for today.

Authorities say the incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, near the end of the morning rush hour.

Firefighters found the woman at the bottom of the escalator and tried to revive her. Ambulance technicians followed suit, but the woman was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators have not yet established the exact circumstances surrounding the death.

Coroner Paul Dionne is investigating jointly with Montreal police and the Regie du batiment, the body which enforces the province's building code.

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