WEB DESK: A woman died after falling into an escalator at a shopping centre in China, BBC reported.
Footage from the incident which occurred on Sunday showed a metal panel at the top of the escalator giving way, causing the woman and her toddler to stumble.
The woman, identified by local media as Xiang Liujuan, 30, was able to push her child to safety as she fell in.
The incident in Jingzhou, in Hubei province, has sparked widespread anger at the department store.
Employees standing at the top of the escalator tried to pull the woman out but she sunk in.
China has seen several escalator-related accidents in recent years, including an escalator in Shanghai that suddenly reversed direction in 2014, injuring 13 people, and a Beijing escalator that malfunctioned in 2011, killing a teenage boy.
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