A three-year-old boy was injured after his genitals were caught between the steps of an escalator at a shopping centre here today. Fire and Rescue Dept courtesy photo
A three-year-old boy was injured after his genitals were caught between the steps of an escalator at a shopping centre here today. Fire and Rescue Dept courtesy photo
A three-year-old boy was injured after his genitals were caught between the steps of an escalator at a shopping centre here today. Fire and Rescue Dept courtesy photo

BAGAN SERAI: A three-year-old boy was injured after his genitals were caught between the steps of an escalator at a shopping centre here today.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said a distress call was received at 8.16pm today.

"When we reached the scene, we used a crowbar to open the escalator steps and free the boy," he said.

He was then rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.

It is still unclear how the boy's private parts became trapped between the steps.

This is not the first time such in recent months that a child was injured in a mishap involving an escalator.

Last month a toddler was injured after his hand got stuck in an escalator at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Prior to that, in February, a three-year-old had part of his foot severed after a similar incident at KL Sentral.

Authorities have advised parents to pay closer attention to their children while using the escalator and under no circumstances should children be allowed on escalators unsupervised.

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