Boy's toes caught in escalator at Toa Payoh interchange

SCDF said they were alerted to the incident at around 1pm. Rescuers released the child's toes from the escalator using hydraulic rescue tools.
SCDF said they were alerted to the incident at around 1pm. Rescuers released the child's toes from the escalator using hydraulic rescue tools.PHOTO: VIVIAN SNG / FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A child was sent to hospital after his toes were caught in an escalator at the Toa Payoh bus interchange on Saturday (June 4) afternoon.

A video of the six-year-old boy being taken to an ambulance by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescuers was posted online by Facebook user Vivian Sng.

SCDF said they were alerted to the incident at around 1pm. Rescuers released the child's toes from the escalator using hydraulic rescue tools.

He was conscious and taken to KK Children's Hospital.

"Because of very quick response of the police and the ambulance, the child is safe now," Ms Sng wrote.

The SCDF sent one fire engine, one Red Rhino, one ambulance and two support vehicles to the scene.