A five-year-old girl's little finger was almost sliced off when she fell on an ice-skating rink and was run over by another skater. The accident happened at 11.30am while she was skating with her expatriate family at Cityplaza shopping mall in Taikoo. The girl was on the ice with her seven-year-old brother and mother when she fell. A skater close behind was unable to stop in time and skated over her right hand, almost severing her little finger at the second joint, according to witnesses. Three members of staff immediately covered her hand with ice and a bandage, and lifted it high to try to stem the bleeding. The girl was taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where she was in a stable condition. Skating at the rink was temporarily suspended following the accident, but resumed soon afterwards. Swire Properties, which manages Cityplaza, expressed regret over the accident. Spokeswoman Miranda Szeto said: 'There were skating cops monitoring the rink, but the incident happened too quickly. 'We sent staff to the hospital with the girl and her mother.' The rink was not crowded at the time of the accident, she said.