In a shopping center in central China, local media reported a woman was killed after falling into an escalator.
Surveillance footage from Sunday’s incident video shows the mother and boy reaching the top of the escalator, before the floor in front collapses.
The woman, identified by local media as Xiang Liujuan, 30, was able to push her child to safety as she fell in.
The woman fell into the escalator at 10:09 neighborhood time (02:09 GMT) on Sunday, state supporter CCTV and daily paper Wuhan Evening News reported.
The 15-second video was uploaded to YouTube today, and claims to show CCTV footage from the Jingzhou Shashi Anliang department store in China, reports UK-based the daily Mirror.
The mother manages to push the child to safety, but swallowed up into the lift, despite the efforts of staff.
The woman’s body was found three hours later, the daily reported quoting LiveLeak.com.
There was no immediate comment from the shopping center, but local authorities are investigating the incident, media reports said.
Unverified reports said that maintenance works had been carried out on the escalator recently, and workmen had replaced the metal panel but forgotten to secure it with screws, Wuhan Evening News said.