A four-year-old girl on Saturday triggered chaos at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport by climbing on to the conveyor belt near a check-in counter. The child was rescued without any injuries.
The girl crossed one level of the belt before security officers could rescue her.
The inline baggage system at Delhi airport has five levels and bags go through several screeners before being loaded on to a plane.
“Around 7pm, the girl’s parents were waiting at the Go Air check-in counter, when the girl managed to climb on to the belt. Her mother tried to stop her but the moving conveyor belt took her to level two. The belt was then stopped and the child rescued,” said an airport source.
The girl was rushed to the Medanta clinic at the airport where doctors told the parents she was unhurt. “They were scheduled to travel to Mumbai by G8 342 at 8:50pm. The doctors declared the girl fit to travel,” the source added.
Eyewitnesses said the event led to chaos and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had to rush in to save the girl. Airport officials said they keep on sensitizing passengers to not leave their children unattended, especially near the check-in counters, as there have been cases of kids climbing on to the conveyor belt in the past also.