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Video: Toddler’s mother dies in freak escalator accident

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Footage from a mall in China shows a freak accident where a mother was "swallowed" by an escalator.

The mother and her son were riding the escalator when the base at the top of the staircase came loose, causing her to fall. The mother, who heroically without thinking, threw her son to safety before falling to a disastrous fate.