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Father and Son Narrowly Escape D‌e‌a‌th When Escalator Collapses On Itself in China

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    A father and son in China were almost caught in a terrible ac‌cid‌en‌t when the escalator they were riding collapsed as soon as they got off.

    The close encounter with death occurred at an unnamed supermarket in Xuancheng, Anhui Province at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Daily Mail reported.

    Screenshot via YouTube / Shanghaiist

    CCTV footage released online shows the father and his son riding up an escalator in the supermarket.

    Screenshot via YouTube / Shanghaiist

    After getting off a few seconds later, one of the escalator panels suddenly jammed, causing the rest of the moving platforms to crash. Fortunately, the two escaped the whole incident unscathed.

    Screenshot via YouTube / Shanghaiist

    Staff at the supermarket quickly jumped into action and quickly pressed the eme‌rgen‌c‌y stop button after seeing the broken down machine.

    Screenshot via YouTube / Shanghaiist

    A key was reportedly stuck in the escalator’s guide rail, eventually causing its rubber rollers to break apart, according to Beijing News, citing the Xuancheng Market Supervision Bureau.

    via Sohu

    The incident left the escalator into a piled up mess.

    via Sohu

    Featured Image via YouTube / Shanghaiist (Left), Sohu (Right)

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