Infant dies after falling from escalator in Bengaluru Metro station

Bengaluru: An 18-month-old toddler died after falling from the escalator at a Bengaluru Metro station onto the main road 50 feet below, an official said on Monday.

“The child, Hasini, succumbed to injuries after she fell from a moving escalator at Srirampura Metro Station on Sunday at around 8 p.m.,” a spokesman for the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corp Ltd (BMRCL) told IANS.

The child, who was with her grandfather, suddenly slipped and suffered head injuries. She was rushed to a state-run hospital where she died.

“It is an extremely unfortunate incident. It is advised that all parents take extra caution while using the Metro facilities with their children,” Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy told the media.