Beijing, July 27: In a shocking and heart-breaking incident, a Chinese woman lost her life in a freak escalator accident, but she managed to save her little son.
The horrific incident took place on Sunday, July 26, at a shopping mall in the central city of Jingzhou, when 30-year-old Xiang Liujuan had gone to shopping with her 2-year-old son.
Xiang was on an escalator going upwards, when the landing platform collapsed, trapping her inside the still-moving machinery. [Holidays turn tragic for this family, toddler loses 3 fingers in escalator accident]
The 'heroic' lady, somehow, managed to push her son into the arms of shop attendants near the top of the escalator.
The attendants tried to pull her to safety, but Xiang fell into the mechanism and was killed. Media reports say her body was recovered four hours later, after crews disassembled the escalator.
It took more than four hours to recover her body, after the escalator was disassembled.
The bone-chilling video was caught on the CCTV surveillance camera.