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Boy, 11, suffers broken jaw after getting his head trapped between a balcony and an escalator

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Boy, 11, suffers broken jaw after getting his head trapped between a balcony and an escalator while riding the moving stairway at a Russian metro station

  • Video shows Misha, 11, getting his head and hands stuck in between an escalator and an overhanging glass partition next to it at a subway station in Moscow
  • Misha had been going up the escalator with his father when he became trapped
  • Schoolboy suffered acute head and facial wounds including a broken jaw

An 11-year-old schoolboy suffered a broken jaw after he got his head trapped between a balcony and an escalator while riding the moving stairway at a metro station in Russia. 

Video shows frantic efforts to free Misha after he got his head and hands stuck in between the escalator and an overhanging glass partition next to it.

Misha had been going up the escalator with his father when he rested his head on his hands on the moving rail, not seeing the danger from an unsafe design.

The 11-year-old was pulled under the overhanging structure and became trapped at the metro station in Okruzhnaya, a northern suburb in Moscow.

Video shows frantic efforts to free Misha after he got his head and hands stuck in between the escalator and an overhanging glass partition next to it

Video shows frantic efforts to free Misha after he got his head and hands stuck in between the escalator and an overhanging glass partition next to it

The 11-year-old schoolboy suffered acute head and facial wounds including a broken jaw after he got trapped between a balcony and an escalator

The 11-year-old schoolboy suffered acute head and facial wounds including a broken jaw after he got trapped between a balcony and an escalator

The 11-year-old schoolboy suffered acute head and facial wounds including a broken jaw after he got trapped between a balcony and an escalator (left) while riding the moving stairway at a metro station in Russia (right) 

First his arms were pulled in, then his head became wedged as the rest of his body was pulled updated.

The boy’s frantic father tried to pull him out, but failed, and passersby also sought to help.

The escalator kept moving making efforts more difficult to rescue the anguished child.

Eventually, say reports, the escalator was halted and emergency staff were able to free the boy and paramedics rushed the boy to hospital.

Misha suffered multiple fractures including a dislocation of the lower jaw, as well as head wounds and severe bruising.

He is in a Moscow children’s hospital after the terrifying incident which happened last week. Video was only released today.

Misha suffered multiple fractures including a dislocation of the lower jaw, as well as head wounds and severe bruising. Pictured: The scene

Misha suffered multiple fractures including a dislocation of the lower jaw, as well as head wounds and severe bruising. Pictured: The scene 

A witness explained later on a video how the boy got trapped.

‘The child was going up the escalator from the bottom to the top,’ he said. ‘But on this corner he decided to look up. His head got trapped here.

‘With his head caught, he went all the way up here. They unclamped this glass here – and pulled him out.’

The authorities blamed the boy and his father for the accident due to ‘non-compliance with the rules of safe behaviour’.

A statement from Moscow Railways, which runs the suburban station connecting to the metro [underground] network, said: ‘The escalator was stopped, and medical workers were called to the scene.

‘At the entrance to the escalator there is a sign with a warning about the need to monitor children while on the moving the steps…

‘The Ministry of Railways calls on citizens to strictly observe the rules of safe behaviour at all railway infrastructure facilities.’

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