(VIDEO) Man Is Swallowed Whole By An Escalator In Turkey
A man was swallowed whole by an escalator in an underground station in Istanbul, Turkey during rush hour, The Daily Mail reports. The escalator was down for repairs at the time and people were warned not to use it. However, after a rush of people went down the escalator by walking (or what some might call 'stairs') the escalator began to move unexpectedly.
One of the last men to get on the escalator was subsequently sucked underground, a-la-Final Destination, when a gaping hole appeared on the escalator. See the horror for yourself in the video below.
In the video many people can be seen falling down and attempeting to hold onto the rails, while the man had already been sucked in by the escalator. The escalator continued to move for a few seconds with the victim, Mehmet Ali Erik, still underneath. It took firefighters about an hour to extract the man from undeneath the metal stairs.