A 7-year-old girl who died after falling off an escalator at a mall in Florida is the latest in a series of high-profile cases of children falling off escalators at amusement parks, according to the Florida Department of Health.
“I’m sorry to say that I am very sorry,” said a woman who identified herself as Cindy, and added, “I feel so sorry for her.”
The girl, identified only as Amanda, was walking up and down the escalator in a stroller when she was hit.
She was taken to a hospital in Gainesville, Florida, where she died from her injuries.
A woman who answered the phone at the mall where Amanda fell off an elevator said that it was the fourth escalator that had fallen in recent weeks.
The escalator, owned by a mall called Casa de los Muertos, is among those in the resort area of Orlando where children can fall from the escalators in a variety of ways.
Casa de Muerto said that there had been no injuries reported and that the elevator had not been removed.
The resort is one of the largest in Florida.
It has more than 500 elevators.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that in 2016, more than a third of all escalators were unsafe.