WATCH: Mother Sacrifices Herself as She Saves her Son from Deadly Fall

No words. I hope the family sues that mall for every penny it is worth.

Security camera footage has emerged of a mother saving her young son’s life seconds before losing her own on an escalator in China.

The 30-second video begins innocently enough: As the escalator in a shopping mall almost reaches the top, a woman in a white shirt and black skirt lifts up her young son to get ready to step off.

But as she does, a metal panel suddenly collapses under her feet and she falls into the gap.

Struggling with only her upper body above the structure, the mother is seen pushing her son forward. The boy is quickly pulled to safety by a mall employee standing near the top of the escalator.

Two other mall employees try to drag the trapped woman out — but within a few seconds she disappears through the hole, into the escalator shaft.

Despite a four-hour rescue operation at the upscale AZG Mall in central China, firefighters declared the woman dead when they finally cut the escalator open and found her body Sunday afternoon, state media reported.

Investigation underway

Police in Jingzhou, a city of more than five million residents in Hubei province, told CNN on Monday that the case was still under investigation.

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