Anti-American crusader Sima Nan (司马南) got his head stuck recently at an escalator at the airport in Washington D.C. but he can consider himself lucky that he walked away with moderate injuries. A nine-year-old boy in Beijing was not so fortunate. He died yesterday after his head got caught between two escalators at a mall:
The child had been playing on the escalator alone while his mother, a saleswoman, was working, said the Beijing Emergency Medical Center.
Traveling from the fifth to the sixth floor about 12:30pm, he craned his neck over the side and looked down, unaware that he was approaching a point where the escalator he was traveling on passed close to another traveling downwards.
The boy’s head became wedged between the two escalators and he was killed immediately.