A shopper at a mall in China found herself in a nightmare scenario. A faulty escalator's metal stairs reportedly gave way suddenly, and a woman fell into the moving machinery parts underneath.
According to a news report, the woman in her 60s barged through a barrier meant to keep people from riding the escalator while repairs were being performed. The steps collapsed as she stood on them.
The report says it took firefighters about half an hour to free her from the escalator. When she was pulled free, her left leg had been severed from the knee down and she suffered serious injuries to her right foot.