6-year-old boy injured after his hand gets 'eaten' by escalator in China

A six-year-old boy was left trapped after getting his hand stuck in the rolling belt of an escalator at a residence community in Chongqing, China on Wednesday evening (Mar 15).

According to CGTN, he had been playing on the escalator alone when the incident occurred.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene first inserted an iron pry bar into the escalator gap, so that it could be opened wide enough.

When that failed, they used a hydraulic spreader to carry out a 20-minute rescue.

The boy suffered a fracture and was sent to hospital.