A YOUNG boy has lost his life after becoming trapped under the handrail of an escalator.
The horrifying accident took place at a metro station in Chongqing, south west China this morning.
According to local media, the boy was swept under the handrail of the escalator and crushed to death.
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Several photographs of the horrifying incident have surfaced, however due to the graphic nature we have chosen not to show them.
The escalator has now been closed pending further investigation.
It is the second fatal escalator incident to occur in China this year.
In July, a mother fell to her death after an escalator gave way.