It would seem both lifts and escalators are now able to cause human tragedy. An escalator swallowed and killed a woman in China after a panel at the top gave way. The woman in the CCTV pictures above who was in a department store was virtually just able to push her son to safety before she was swallow by the gap in the escalator. This is a tragic story for a family, with anger rife at the department store since the tragedy. The video is too distressing to post up. RIP to the Lady.