KOTA KINABALU - A toddler escaped death when she fell one floor down at the 1Borneo Hypermall not far from the state capital here.
The 18-month-old girl was believed to be playing near the escalator while her father was working at the mall when she fell through a gap between the escalator and a glass partition at about 2pm Sunday.
She was reported to have passed out after the fall.
Kota Kinabalu city police chief Assist Comm M. Chandra said the toddler suffered bruises on her face and was being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
"Her eyes, nose and mouth are swollen from the fall but she is in stable condition," he said.
"She was also taken for x-ray scanning but the results are still not ready," he added.