Security camera footage from a train station in Turkey shows the nightmare-inducing moment when an escalator suddenly opens up and swallows a commuter!
In the video of the stunning incident, which happened late last month in the city of Istanbul, people can be seen riding up and down the escalators at the station during a busy rush hour.
Suddenly, a malfunction occurs which causes the descending escalator to stop and a rather large gap opens up between the steps.
And, for one unlucky commuter, named Mehmet Ali Erik, it just so happens to have appeared directly below his feet.
In a scene reminiscent of a bad horror film, Erik can be seen clinging to the railing of the escalator for dear life before finally giving up the battle and falling into the ominous hole.
To make matters worse, the mechanical stairway seems to then recover from whatever caused the issue, leaving Erik trapped beneath the steps!
According to Turkish media, it took an hour for workers at the station to free Erik, who suffered a broken arm from the fall and, no doubt, a series aversion to taking any escalators in the future.
Source: Russia Today