Escalator catches man’s foot – level 1
This news is from Shanghai. It is about a cleaner. He works at a shopping centre.
He has an accident. He is on an escalator. One step of the escalator opens. It catches the man’s foot.
People call the firefighters. They save the man. He goes to hospital. Sadly, doctors cannot save his foot. They must amputate it.
This is the second escalator incident in China. Last week, an escalator killed a woman. That happened in central China.
Difficult words: escalator (a type of stairs which can move you up or down), amputate (to cut off an arm or leg), incident (a time when something good or bad happens).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Are you afraid of escalators now?
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