PUTRAJAYA – A three year old boy had to endure pain for almost an hour after his right foot became lodged in an escalator at a shopping mall in Putrajaya.
In the 1.30pm incident, the victim, Muhammad Hayden Mohd Hussairi was said to have taken the escalator down from the second floor with his parents when his right foot suddenly got caught in the side of the moving escalator.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director, Norazam Khamis told seven firemen from the Cyberjaya fire station were rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call at 1.48pm.
“The victim’s foot was extricated half-an-hour later and he was taken to the Serdang Hospital for further treatment,” he said.
A witness who only wanted to be identified as Nurul said she heard a loud scream and saw a boy had his foot stuck in the escalator.
“Fortunately someone quickly pressed the emergency button to stop the escalator. The toddler cried for almost one hour before the fire and rescue department came to extricate his foot,” she added.
Source: NEW STRAITS TIMES