Mom Killed By Escalator? Mom Saves 2-Year-Old Before Tragic Fall (Video)
Mom Killed By Escalator? Mom Saves 2-Year-Old Before Tragic Fall (Video)

China Escalator Accident : Mom Saves 2-Year-Old Before Tragic Fall ‘Video’

Woman dies from horrific escalator accident in China but saves son.

Sunday’s horrific accident in the central city of Jingzhou was caught on surveillance camera footage that circulated heavily on the Internet in China.

The woman – identified in media reports as 30-year-old Xiang Liujuan – is shown reaching the top of the escalator when the section of landing platform she had stepped onto suddenly collapses, trapping her inside the still-moving machinery.

The footage shows that Xiang managed to push her son into the arms of shop attendants near the top of the escalator. The attendants tried to pull her to safety, but Xiang fell into the mechanism and was killed.

The state-run People’s Daily’s online edition and other media outlets said her body was recovered four hours later, after crews disassembled the escalator.

The China Daily newspaper reports that initial blame for the accident is being placed on a maintenance crew that had repaired the elevator only a short time earlier and allegedly forgotten to screw the panel she fell through back into place.

Although escalator deaths are extremely rare, China’s breakneck economic development and sometimes cavalier attitude toward safety, quality control and maintenance have led to frequent industrial accidents such as fires, building and bridge collapses, and ship sinkings or collisions.


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