A four-year-old boy lost half of his left foot when it got trapped in an escalator at an establishment in Brickfields today. Pix courtesy of Fire and Rescue department

 HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN

 

KUALA LUMPUR: A four-year-old boy lost half of his left foot when it got trapped in an escalator at KL Sentral today.

It was learnt that the boy was on the escalator going down from the first floor heading towards the KTM station at 4pm when the mishap occurred.

His foot was said to be trapped in between the metal panel and the stairs.

The victim was rushed to the Kuala Lumpur hospital for treatment.

Two hours later, the Fire and Rescue Department was called to assist in finding the remainder of the foot, believed to be stuck in the escalator.

City Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Azizan Ismail said as of 7.20pm, his team were still in the midst of finding the foot.

"We will hand over the remaining of the foot recovered to the hospital," he said.

The escalator has been halted following the incident.

It was later learnt that the rescue team had recovered half of the trapped foot.