A one-year-old girl lost the ring finger of her left hand on Tuesday after it got stuck in an escalator at a supermarket in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Wednesday. The escalator was the same one where a 9-year-old boy injured his head after he got stuck between the escalator and the wall last October.
Police said that Maika Matsunaga's hand got wedged between the belt-conveyor of the escalator and the wall around 11:30 a.m. when she was trying to get on it alone. She was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to save her finger. According to police, Maika was with her mother, 28, and father, 39, but tried to get on the escalator alone after her parents lost sight of her.
Since the October accident, several security measures have been implemented and frequent warning announcements are made, the supermarket said.© Japan Today