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School children are crushed in escalator accident during which kids fell on one another

By Mason White 12:39 PM January 2, 2017
The children falling
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police in Russia, are investigating an incident after school children were injured in a horrific escalator accident.

The group of school children from Stavropol, were on a school trip when the accident occurred.

Detectives said that 44 young children were coming down an escalator after watching a movie when several students lost their balance and fell to the bottom.

Teachers could not reach those children before the entire group began to pile on one another.

Witnesses said that they heard agonizing screams from the dozens of children as they were being buried under the weight of their many school mates.

Shoppers quickly came to their aid and they began pulling children away in an attempt to reach those who were trapped on the ground.

Five children were taken to the hospital with broken bones and deep cuts.

The school teachers who accompanied the children, are being investigated by the police for negligence.

A spokesperson for the Investigative Committee said that the teachers who accompanied the group of children failed in their duties to ensure the student’s safety.