Student hurt in fall from mall escalator

Student hurt in fall from mall escalator

A boy was seriously injured when he fell from a third-floor escalator inside the CentralWorld shopping complex. (Capture from TV Channel 8)
A boy was seriously injured when he fell from a third-floor escalator inside the CentralWorld shopping complex. (Capture from TV Channel 8)

A 12-year-old schoolboy was seriously injured when he fell from a third-floor escalator while reaching for his dropped mobile phone at CentralWorld shopping complex in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong area on Thursday afternoon.

The boy, from a school in Chiang Mai, landed on the first floor inside the mall in Pathumwan district. He was rushed into adjacent Police General Hospital.

The accident occurred about 2.40pm, Pol Capt Krit Kimpaisarn, deputy investigation chief at Pathumwan, said.

The youth landed near an airline promotion being presented by popular actress Urassaya”Yaya’’ Sperbund. 

Police said the student dropped his mobile phone while going down from the third floor on an escalator. He reached out to grab it, over-stretched and fell. 

Pol Maj Gen Methee Rakphan, chief of the Metropolitan Police Division 6, said the injured boy was among 20 students from Chiang Mai in Bangkok with three teachers to take part in an inter-schools contest. The fall was an accident, he said. 

The boy’s condition was reported as "safe".


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