Passers-by save boy in escalator scare in SW China

Passers-by saved a boy who got his hand caught under the handrail of an escalator in a shopping mall in southwest China’s Guizhou Province.

Surveillance video shows the boy was left playing on his own near the escalator in Kaili City. He placed his hand on the moving handrail, and was slowly sucked under the machine before his mother noticed and rushed to help.

A nearby shopper soon came to their aid, and pressed the emergency shutdown button to stop the escalator.

The boy was then pulled out from under the handrail. Reports say he didn’t suffer serious injuries.

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