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Man is swallowed by an escalator in Turkey


Posted on Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 | Comment icon 20 comments
If you think you are having a bad day, spare a thought for this unfortunate metro commuter in Istanbul.
The incident, which reportedly took place on February 27th in the Turkish city's Ayazaga Metro station, involved Mehmet Ali Erik - a commuter who had been navigating the crowds during rush hour.

Things would soon take a turn for the worse however when, upon stepping on to one of the escalators, Mehmet found himself falling in to a large hole that had suddenly opened up beneath his feet.

Shocked onlookers stopped and stared in horror as the escalator ground to a halt, trapping Mehmet inside. According to reports, it took firefighters around an hour to free him from the mechanism.

He was later treated in hospital for a fractured arm but was fortunately otherwise unscathed.

Source: Russia Today | Comments (20)

Tags: Escalator, Turkey

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by Astra. on 28 March, 2018, 1:42
Wow, well that's something that you don't see everyday. It's good the guy was ok.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ozfactor on 28 March, 2018, 5:27
Lucky no one died , that looked horrific 
Comment icon #13 Posted by ZiionGoldLight on 28 March, 2018, 7:54
That would totally be a lawsuit hear in the states in yes at least he hear to laugh about it
Comment icon #14 Posted by Nzo on 28 March, 2018, 8:13
That is terrifying!
Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin on 28 March, 2018, 18:14
My roommate has a fear of escalators. Years ago on a trip to Denver, Colorado we stopped at a mall to look around. 2 stories, escalators. She was petrified going up, and it took a lot of coaching from me to get her to take that "first step" She finally did, and unbeknownst to us, there was a group of school kids watching this whole event transpire, seriously, over several minutes. When she finally made that step onto the escalator they started clapping !!! Precious! Never will forget that!
Comment icon #16 Posted by bison on 28 March, 2018, 18:41
Yes, the difficulty of overcoming fear is something we can all understand from personal experience, and heartily honor, when successfully accomplished by another. 
Comment icon #17 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake on 29 March, 2018, 1:09
i have that same fear, it's nice to read something so sweet in regards to it. the original article on the other hand... *shudder*
Comment icon #18 Posted by acute on 29 March, 2018, 1:40
There is nothing even remotely funny about someone taking a tumble on an escalator. 
Comment icon #19 Posted by AustinHinton on 3 April, 2018, 13:41
I never did trust escalators. 
Comment icon #20 Posted by acute on 5 April, 2018, 16:31
What about descalators -- The ones that go down?


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