VIDEO: Girls get trapped inside escalator


CHINA (CBS) — A Chinese girl got stuck in an escalator on Thursday as she stepped into the portion where one of its panels was missing, state media reported.

State broadcaster CCTV showed surveillance video footage of two girls walking towards the escalator in a shopping mall of Guyuan city in northwest China, and losing their footing, falling into the hole. One girl managed to get her legs out, but the other had one foot stuck.

A woman nearby quickly reacted, running to the children and tried to pull the girl’s leg out of the escalator, according to the surveillance video.

After attracting some attention from passersby, a man can be seen in the surveillance video to hit the emergency button to stop the escalator from moving.

Firefighters came to free the girl’s leg and sent her to hospital after that, CCTV reported.

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