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A woman in China was fatally dragged into an escalator in a horrifying incident caught on CCTV at a department store in Jingzhou City in central China.

In the video, a floor panel appears to give way under the women the moment she steps off the top of the elevator. The woman plunges through the floor, but not before she manages to toss her small child safely into the arms of bystanders.

The woman, who was visible from the chest up, then disappears below the floor and out of the view of the camera.