A terrible incident has changed the way people of China now use escalators
Technology has made life easy for humans. Every essential thing has been automated for efficiency and saving time. But this automation has also been part of some tragedies in the history of mankind. Even recently in China, a woman was killed when the top part of the stepping platform broke and swallowed the woman whole.
The Chinese people in the aftermath of the accident have been going to ridiculous lengths in order to avoid such instances. Almost all of their methods seem to be exaggerated, but with the tragedy that happened last week; all methods are only their way of taking caution
1 The killer escalator
The tragedy happened in a Chinese departmental store. A woman named Xiang Liujuan was riding an escalator and was holding her son in front of herself.
The security footage shows her stepping off on the platform, along with her son. The panel in the platform suddenly collapsed and gave way taking the lady with it. The lady attempted to push her son to safety and an assistant tried to help her. But the escalator kept rotating and Xiang went under the escalators.
Fire fighters were able to recover her lifeless body after 4 hours of intense efforts. An unnamed source with a local newspaper said that maintenance work had been carried out on the escalators and the workers forgot to screw the panel back.