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.
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Posted by Shanghaiist on Tuesday, July 31, 2018