Woman trips over dress and drops baby to death in Uzbekistan shopping mall

A young mother tripped over her long dress while on an escalator which caused her baby to fall 12m to its death at O'zbegin shopping mall in Uzbekistan.

The woman can be seen descending on an escalator from the fourth floor in a video footage from security cameras which is spreading online. 

According to Daily Mail via The Straits Times, the woman was carrying the baby in her right arm while holding an older child with her left hand.

Her dress then appeared to get stuck and caused her to stumble. 

The baby then fell out of her arm and over the side.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene but were unable to save the baby.

The gender of the baby and when the tragedy occurred remains unclear.