Terrifying new CCTV footage showing a baby tumbling down a moving escalator has been released.

In the video, which was uploaded to YouTube, a person pushing a small child in a pram can be seen stepping on to the moving stairs.

As the escalator moves forward the pram, which is being balanced at a dangerous angle, slips and flips over, throwing the child from its seat.

In less than two seconds the pram reaches the end of the escalator, eventually coming to rest upside down.

Crowds of people rush to help and somebody pushes the emergency brake.

It’s believed the footage was captured in China.

Parents who are shopping with children in prams are usually encouraged to use elevators instead of escalators.

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