It is one of those situations straight out of the Twilight Zone. A 10 year old Brazilian girl grabbed a stool to look into a washing machine as it was working. Unfortunately she fell in and when her father who was sleeping in the other room woke up he found her legs sticking out of the washing machine. She was so entangled and stuck in the washing machine that fire fighters had to break open the washing machine. It is a tragic tale that should not have happened. Washing machines nowadays usually cannot be opened when they are in use or stop immediately when opened. In this case it obviously did not stop and it did not lock either. No matter the case if this was an older washing machine or a new higher end washing machine whose safety mechanisms broke, it is a tragic tale for this family.