KUALA LUMPUR: The Fire and Rescue Department took about thirty minutes to release the foot of a child which was stuck in an escalator panel in a shopping mall in the city centre here today.
It is learnt that the victim was a tourist from the Middle Eastern who was visiting the mall with his family.
A department spokesman said upon arriving at the scene, firemen used a special equipment to pry open the escalator panel.
"At about 8.19pm, the boy's left foot was freed.
The victim was immediately sent to Kuala Lumpur hospital for check ups," he said adding that the victim had sustained light injuries on his foot.
It is believed that the type of shoes which the victim was wearing had prompted the incident.
Earlier, City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said the department received a call at about 7.39pm today.
"A team of 11 firemen from the KLCC and Keramat fire station were deployed to the scene," he said.