It feels like summer 2015 all over again with multiple escalator accidents making the headlines in a single weekend.
While an escalator suddenly reversing direction at a Hong Kong shopping mall soaked up most of the headlines, a perhaps even more alarming incident took place in Suzhou. Surveillance cameras captured the moment when two people inside a Suzhou subway station stepped on to an escalator, only to be nearly swallowed whole.
The short clip shows the pair hurrying up the malfunctioning escalator, narrowly escaping injury as the steps suddenly give way behind them.
Watch the clip below:
The footage brings to mind another accident which marked the beginning of China’s escalator epidemic in July 2015 when a metal plate suddenly gave in beneath a mother and her son inside a Hubei shopping mall. The mom just managed to push her young son to safety before being sucked into the machinery and killed.
[Images via @苏州休闲生活]
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