A woman was sucked into the ground when she stepped on a broken escalator step in a metro station.
The 'death trap' broken metal panel collapsed as soon as the woman stepped onto it and she was swallowed into the floor below.
Security footage shows the woman and another man - presumed to be her boyfriend or husband - heading towards exit C at Cuizhu metro Station in Shenzhen City in China's southern Guangdong Province.
Just before the pair reach the ascending escalator, the woman steps onto the floor panel which gives way, swallowing her into the ground.
The man turns and desperately tries to grab the woman, holding onto her arms as other witnesses rushed over to help.
According to staff at the station on Line 3 of the Shenzhen Metro, the woman was unharmed when she was helped out several minutes later.