12 Aug '17, 6am

BCA suspends operation of escalator at White Sands mall after 4-year-old's foot is trapped

BCA suspends operation of escalator at White Sands mall after 4-year-old's foot is trapped

SINGAPORE - The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has suspended the operation of an escalator in a Pasir Ris mall after a four-year-old girl's foot got trapped in it. The girl was taken to hospital. The incident took place on Friday (Aug 11) night at White Sands Shopping Centre. A video posted on Facebook shows Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers rescuing the girl, as she cries repeatedly for her father. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up A crowd seen gathered around the escalator, located near cosmetics store Sasa, claps when the girl is finally lifted off the escalator. Mr Dennis Cheong, general manager of White Sands and Century Square under AsiaMalls Management, told The Straits Times on Saturday that mall staff were alerted at 9.35pm to the incident on the down-riding escalator between levels one and two of the mall. He said mall...

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