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Watch: Escalator mishap that almost killed father son-duo in China

The scary video has gone viral and has left many startled.

A father and son narrowly escaped a gruesome accident recently at a mall in Xuancheng in China’s Anhui province.

The event caught on CCTV shows how the duo steps off a moving escalator only moments before it crashed. The scary video has gone viral and has left many startled.

The viral footage shows a little boy stepping off the escalator first, followed a man, probably his dad. Just a split second later, when the man steps off it, the moving stairway collapses behind him. Eventually, a massive hole can be seen on the spot where they stood, and the metal panels of the escalator can be seen crashing into one another. A man at the bottom of the stairway then switches off the escalator.

The incident took place on July 28, just a day later, Xuancheng Market Supervision Bureau, after an inspection, said the incident happened because of a key that was stuck in the escalator’s guide rail leading to its rubber roller rupturing, as per Beijing News reports.

Father and son narrowly escape death as escalator malfunctions

Father and son narrowly escape death as escalator malfunctions👉 http://shst.me/15p4

Posted by Shanghaiist on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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