Mom Saves Son Before Being Killed by Escalator in China

A 30-year-old woman died in a horrific escalator accident at a shopping mall in Jingzhou, China.

The accident was captured on surveillance footage Sunday morning when a panel collapsed and the woman fell into the mechanism of the still-running escalator.

The woman was able to save her young son, however, by thrusting him into the arms of nearby employees, according to video broadcast by China Central Television and distributed by Reuters.

The staff grabbed the woman’s son and then attempted to help her, but she disappeared from view.

Rescuers recovered the woman's body from inside the escalator four hours later, Reuters reported. 

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