Man swallowed by escalator in Istanbul


Web Desk: A man was swallowed by an escalator at an underground station when a hole opened up beneath his feet.

Just after a second he stepped on the moving stairs, he found himself gripping onto the hand rail. The man swings wildly as the escalator malfunctions, but is eventually unable to hold on.

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The CCTV footage is released in the horrible moment was captured. In which you can see that the man suddenly disappeared into the dark gap left behind after the escalator collapsed.

The incident was occurred at the Ayazaga Metro Station in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 27.

The man Mehmet Ali Erik, lost his grip and was reportedly trapped under the metal stairs for an hour. But then he was rescued by firefighters. He received minor injuries.