4-year-old boy loses half his foot in escalator mishap at Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department personnel searching for the missing half of the boy's foot in the escalator.
Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department personnel searching for the missing half of the boy's foot in the escalator. PHOTO: @BOMBAJBPM/TWITTER
The boy's left foot got trapped between the escalator's stairs and metal plate at the bottom.
The boy's left foot got trapped between the escalator's stairs and metal plate at the bottom. PHOTO: @BOMBAJBPM/TWITTER

A four-year-old boy had half his left foot severed after it got stuck in an escalator at Kuala Lumpur (KL) Sentral on Monday (Feb 8) afternoon.

The New Straits Times reported that the boy, who was on a family outing, had got on the escalator on the first floor to head down to the KTM station at around 4pm.

His foot somehow got trapped between the steps and the metal panel at the bottom.

After being freed, he was rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.


Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department personnel huddled around the escalator. @BOMBAJBPM/TWITTER

Officers from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department searched for the severed part of the boy's foot and only recovered it about two hours later.

The department's assistant director of operations Azizan Ismail said the foot was immediately handed to hospital officials.

According to sources quoted by The Star, the boy was in stable condition but he is likely to have his leg amputated at the knee.

KL Sentral has since halted operation of the escalator.