Escalator catches man’s foot – level 2
A cleaner at a shopping centre in Shanghai had an accident. A metal step on one escalator opened and caught the man’s leg. The step trapped the man.
People called firefighters and they saved him. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save his foot and they had to amputate it. The man is now recovering in hospital.
The incident comes a week after a woman died at another shopping centre in central China. She was pulled into the escalator.
Difficult words: trap (to stop something from moving), amputate (to cut off an arm or leg), recover (to get better).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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