Another day, another completely tragic and totally preventable escalator accident in China.
This latest one occurred inside a shopping mall in Kunming. A surveillance video shows a few young girls playing around a mall escalator on the fourth floor. One of the girls climbs up, lays on top of the hand rail, loses her balance and tragically falls to her death.
No parents make an appearance in the clip.
This is the third escalator incident in the last week, we already reported on a toddler in Jiangxi who lost her finger in an escalator while her parents were distracted elsewhere and a boy who was narrowly saved after getting his hand caught in an escalator in Guizhou.
Of course, this follows last year’s high-profile escalator epidemic, but honestly, these incidents are getting too frequent and depressing to list.
Watch the clip below, obviously, viewer discretion advised:
[Video via CCTV]