Boy survives 11-floor fall

2010-06-25 16:02

A 4-year-old Taiwanese boy survived a fall today from the 11th

floor with only a broken leg, after landing on a second-floor awning.

The boy fell from the balcony of his home this morning in

Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, while he was home alone, cable television channel

TVBS reported.

His fall was broken when he landed on the awning above the entrance

to the building.

The boy, still conscious, was rushed to a nearby hospital with a

broken leg and injuries to his head and limbs, TVBS said.

Liu Hui-ying, a social worker from the Kaohsiung city government,

said the boy’s parents could be held responsible for the accident because under

Taiwanese law, children under the age of six cannot be left alone at home.


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