KUALA LUMPUR: A three-year-old Malaysian boy was injured after his genitals were caught between the steps of an escalator at a shopping centre in Ipoh city today.
"When we reached the scene, we used a crowbar to open the escalator steps and free the boy," Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said. He was then rushed to hospital for treatment.
It is still unclear how the boy's private parts became trapped between the steps. This is not the first time in recent months that a child was injured in a mishap involving an escalator.
Last month a toddler was injured after his hand got stuck in an escalator at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
In February, a three-year-old had part of his foot severed after a similar incident.
Authorities have advised parents to pay closer attention to their children while using the escalator