Just when you thought it was safe to go shopping again, a boy in China had a narrow escape from disaster after playing too close to a mall escalator.
A CCTV video shows the moment when the kid’s hand suddenly becomes stuck in an escalator at a shopping mall in Kaili city, Guizhou province. Fortunately, after months of watching similar disasters on the news, Chinese shoppers seem ready for such an incident with one woman rushing to help the boy while another passerby quickly presses the emergency shutdown button saving the poor kid.
The quick rescue makes this boy much luckier than other children who were unfortunate enough to be involved in last year’s escalator epidemic. During that time a curious amount of escalator accident stories became big news with a number of young children being injured and even killed.
In the most memorable incident, a mother was travelling up an escalator in Hubei when a metal plate suddenly gave in beneath her. She just managed to push her young son to safety before being sucked into the machinery.
Watch the video from the latest incident below:
[Video via CCTV]