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Malaysian boy's genitals crushed by escalator

BY: Daily Mail

A three-year-old boy's genitals were crushed after he sat down on a moving escalator and his pants got tangled in the metal.

The tip of his penis was ripped off and the 'screaming' boy was trapped for half an hour while emergency crews dismantled the escalator to rescue him.

A fire crew rushed to the scene of the horrific incident in Western Malaysia where they found the boy trapped and crying on the floor.

A witness pressed the emergency stop button to halt the escalator but the boy's genitals had already been crushed, leaving him screaming in agony.

Nasir Wahab, spokesman for the rescue workers, said: 'The mishap happened when they were reaching the top of the escalator.

'His pants got pulled in at the start, before the tip of his penis got caught as well.

'We used crowbars to remove the escalator panels surrounding the boy.'

The child was rushed to Taiping Hospital for emergency treatment.

His current condition is not known.

Mr Wahab added that parents should watch their children when using escalators and should never let them sit down on the moving panels.