Boy dies in escalator accident

Jan 30, 2012, 10:08 IST | IANS

A nine-year-old boy died Sunday after getting stuck in an escalator at a shopping mall in Beijing, an official said.

A nine-year-old boy died Sunday after getting stuck in an escalator at a shopping mall in Beijing, an official said.

The accident took place around 12.30 p.m. at the Xinyidai (or "New Generation") department store, Xinhua reported.

A initial probe showed that the boy, who was taking the escalator alone, was stuck between the moving escalator and the floor and died instantly. 

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