3-year-old's foot stuck in KLCC escalator
Another child had a harrowing incident with an escalator, this time in a busy shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.
At 7.40pm on Sunday night (Nov 1), a three-year-old boy was on the escalator with his parents at the second level of Suria KLCC shopping mall when his left foot became stuck in the recess of the escalator, reported the Star.
Translation: A boy got caught in the escalator.
KLCC Fire and Rescue Department station operations commander Che Shaari Abdullah said officers managed to release the boy's foot from the metal steps in less than 10 minutes, using tools to force open the metal steps.
Translation: There is a boy whose foot got stuck in the escalator in KLCC, Poor thing! Luckily he was successfully rescued...
The boy was then handed over to an ambulance, where paramedics treated his injured leg.
According to Che Shaari, even though the boy was wearing shoes, small feet "can get stuck in that kind of space", if they were not careful.
“I advise parents with small children to be wary of their kids when they are out in public in order to avoid accidents like this,” said Che Shaari.
Netizens have posted their own experiences with the escalators in the shopping mall before.
Translation: The worker who has been working at KLCC for the past 5 years observed that the centre escalator from the foodcourt always had problems like breakdowns.
Translation: KLCC is getting from bad to worse. Two Tower 2 lifts have been out of order for the past three months, the escalator does not move, even the lift at the parking lot is also out of order.
Translation: #now happening at KLCC. Escalator giving problems! Really noisy. Not sure if anyone is injured or not.
Source: The Star