Boy's foot stuck in National Library escalator

Boy's foot stuck in National Library escalator
TRAPPED: A five-year-old boy's foot got stuck at the bottom of the first-storey escalator in the National Library.
PHOTO: The New Paper

A young boy's foot got trapped in the first-storey escalator in the National Library at about 6pm yesterday, causing the escalator to stop.

Witnesses told The New Paper on Sunday that the boy was travelling down the escalator with his parents when his foot got caught at the bottom.

According to witnesses, members of the public rushed to help the five-year-old boy.

By the time officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force arrived, his foot had already been freed.

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He was then taken conscious to the KK Women's and Children's Hospital. TNPS understands that he was lightly injured.

A spokesman for the National Library Board said that its staff went to the hospital with the child and his parents and will continue to be in touch and provide support.

harizbah@sph.com.sg

Additional reporting by Shintaro Tay


This article was first published on Jan 24, 2016.
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