Shoppers ran in disbelief as three drivers made the right turn expecting a ramp to an underground car-park and instead drove down a flight of stairs into a shopping precinct.
One of the motorists Xiang Zhen got her car stuck on the stairs in Liuzhou, in southern China’s Guangxi Province, and had to call in a tow truck to help her out.
She is now demanding compensation from mall bosses.
She said: “I saw a sign overhead saying ‘car park’ so I drove under it, but the road instantly plummeted and became so bumpy.”
Mall bosses had no real explanation as to why the car-park sign pointed to the stairwell but pranksters are believed to have been involved.