By Tracy You For Mailonline
Published: 09:54 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 10:29 BST, 1 April 2019
A Chinese mother-of-two has accidentally dropped her baby to death after allegedly losing her footing on an escalator at a shopping centre in southern China.
The baby, whose gender has not been revealed, fell over the handrail of the moving staircase which was going down from the mall's third floor to the second floor.
Surveillance footage shows the woman holding her baby, said to be three or four months old, with her left arm and standing close to the escalator's railing when the tragedy took place.
She apparently lost her footing shortly after stepping onto the machine with her baby and her elder son.
The incident happened at a shopping in the town of Changping in Dongguan, southern China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday afternoon, according to a social media statement from the Changping government.
The baby was pronounced dead by paramedics after failed