Baby dies by falling from third-floor escalator in mall after grandmother lost her balance


The family before the accident 
By: Wayne Morin

A family's shopping trip turned tragic when their baby fell from the third floor while going down an escalator.

The incident occurred at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China.

The four-month-old baby boy was being carried by his grandmother at 2:30 p.m., when they went down the escalator at the Wu Yue plaza in Qingpu.

The grandmother was seen on surveillance video carrying the baby in her arms when she suddenly lost her balance on the escalator.

The baby fell over the edge and landed three floors below.

The child's mother saw the freak accident unfold as she was walking behind the grandmother with her young daughter.

People called an ambulance, and the baby was rushed to a hospital, but he succumbed to the injuries.