Toddler's arm stuck for 30 minutes in escalator in China

A toddler's arm got stuck in an escalator in a  Chinese mall, a day after a woman plunged to her death after riding an escalator.
A toddler's arm got stuck in an escalator in a Chinese mall, a day after a woman plunged to her death after riding an escalator.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

GUANGXI- A one-year-old's left arm was caught in the stairs of an escalator in a shopping mall in China's Guangxi region, just a day after a woman plunged to her death after riding an escalator in a mall in Hubei.

Rescuers managed to pull the child's arm out half an hour later, People's Daily reported. His hand was mangled in the incident.

Some reports said the boy had ventured to the escalator in the shopping mall in Wuzhou city when his parents were resting. He tripped when he was trying to get onto the escalator.

The incident came one day after a woman plunged to her death after riding an escalator in a mall in Hubei's Jingzhou city. The floor over the escalator in the mall gave way when she stepped on it. The horrificaccident made international headlines after footage from a security camera in the mall went viral.

 

Ms Xiang Liujuan, 30, was holding her son in front of her and thrust him to safety before she fell.

The two incidents have sparked safety concerns in the country.

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