Mom, trapped on conveyor belt with son, sues Trudeau Airport

Sellaoui Fatima and her son Amir were trapped on the baggage conveyor at the Montreal-Trudeau...

Sellaoui Fatima and her son Amir were trapped on the baggage conveyor at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport in Montreal, January 11, 2011. Photo Marc Pigeon / QMI Agency

Valerie Gonthier and Marc Pigeon, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:26 PM ET

MONTREAL — A mother is suing Trudeau Airport for $80,000 after she and her two-year-old son took a hell ride on a luggage conveyor belt.

Fatima Sellaoui says the ordeal on Jan. 11, 2011, ruined her vacation to Algeria and caused permanent back and foot injuries.

"I saved my son, but I lost my health," Sellaoui told QMI Agency this week.

"I am on (painkiller) drugs."

Sellaoui and her husband were checking in their bags when their curious son Amir hopped onto the luggage belt, according to their lawsuit.

She says she took quick action when staff failed to act.

"I threw myself on," she said.

She and Amir ended up in darkness, tossed to and fro amid deafening noise, on a conveyor-belt highway complete with interchanges.

"I shouted 'Help me! Help!' but nobody heard," Sellaoui said. "It was like a movie, what happened to me."


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