A mother’s worst nightmare has been caught on tape. CCTV footage shows a child slipping out of her aunt’s grip and falling two floors.
The five-year-old plummeted over the side of an escalator in a shopping centre in Russia.
The footage shows the child playing next to the escalator while her aunt stands merely metres away speaking on her mobile phone.
The CCTV footage shows the child getting pulled forward into the escalator belt, causing her aunt to lunge forward and scrambling to gain a grip on her.
As the escalator moves forward, the aunt’s grip fails and the young girl falls two floors below.
The woman reportedly fainted afterwards due to the shock of the incident.
The young girl reportedly only suffered minor cuts and bruises. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Luckily the girl suffered only minor cuts and bruises and is expected to make a full recovery.
There has recently been a worldwide spate of escalator accidents and stunts.
A Chinese girl escaped unhurt as an escalator malfunctioned on Sunday at a shopping mall in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province. Video: LiveLeak
Rather than take the stairs, this old lady tried her hardest to climb up the down escalator, and cruelly subjected her grandson to do the same. After about 30 seconds, there was still no sign of advancement whatsoever on the treacherous down escalator.
Video of shoppers trying desperately to maintain safety while riding escalators have surfaced from China after a woman fell to her death inside through an escalator footplate.
This girl thought she would bypass the escalator and slide head-first down the side instead. However, she didn't predict how her ride would end and slammed her face into a glass barrier.