The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has confirmed that its officers had to rescue a little boy whose toes got stuck in an escalator near HDB Hub in Toa Payoh. The incident happened yesterday (4 June) at about 1pm.
SCDF dispatched one fire engine, one Red Rhino, one ambulance and two support vehicles to the incident site, and released the child using hydraulic rescue tools. The child was conveyed conscious to KK Hospital, SCDF said. It further alerted the hospital to be on standby to assist the child.
It is unclear how the boy’s toes got stuck in the escalator but Facebook user, Vivian Sng, who witnessed the incident said that the boy’s mother did not notice the danger her son was in until it was too late. And that thanks to the quick action of the police and ambulance, the child is now safe. She thinks the boy may have fractured his feet though.
This is not the first time an accident involving escalator has happened here. In late January this year, a boy’s feet got stuck in an escalator in the National Library. Earlier in the same month, an escalator step broke into three-parts and three people narrowly escaped injury.
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