(VIDEO) Man Is Swallowed Whole By An Escalator In Turkey

A very Final-Destination-y FML

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. 

By Nadine / Wednesday 9 May 2018 14:33 / France
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By  RichardPencil  |  30

The Rise of the Machines! We knew it was coming.

I never suspected escalators. I’ve always had my eye on Segways because they have a chip on their shoulders that they never reached their full potential. Heck, one tried to assassinate W. Bush!

  MamaChey  |  22

Not for even a fleeting moment had It crossed my mind. Am I correct in assuming that it piqued your curiosity enough to look it up? I can honestly say that I can’t remember actually learning something on the FML website. I’m sorry, but we’re going to have to report you, pal.