This father and son narrowly escape untimely passing when the mall’s escalator collapsed.
Untoward incidents are unpredictable and happen when we least expected it. This unpredictability often leads to tragic occurrences and worst, untimely passing. We don’t know when, where or how mishaps happened but one thing is for sure, we could prevent it by being cautious.
Just like what happened to this father and son who miraculously escape untimely passing when the escalator of the mall in China collapsed.
In a footage from an unnamed supermarket in Xuancheng, Anhui Province at around 8 p.m, a father, and son are seen stepping off an escalator only to watch it collapse behind them. If they had gotten on only a second or two later, they would have been food for the machine.
On the CCTV footage, the father and son got off the escalator few seconds when one of the escalator panels suddenly jammed. It caused the rest of the moving platforms to crash. The staff at the supermarket immediately pressed the stop button after seeing the machine broken down.
According to Beijing News, a key was stuck in the escalator’s guide rail that caused its rubber rollers to break apart. The incident left the escalator into a piled up mess. Fortunately, the two escaped the whole incident unscathed.
As a matter of fact, a few years back, China experienced a terrifying string of escalator accidents. While things had quieted down recently, just one day after this incident occurred, a 1-year-old kid in Hunan province nearly got his arm ripped off by another shopping mall escalator, according to Shanghaiist.
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