5-year-old boy miraculously survives 4-storey fall

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The boy was home alone when he climbed on a toybox and unlocked the burglar bars to the window. (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)
The boy was home alone when he climbed on a toybox and unlocked the burglar bars to the window. (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

Heart-stopping CCTV footage has gone viral, showing a child falling from a high apartment building in China.

The boy was home alone when he climbed on a toybox and unlocked the burglar bars to the window.

Moments later the 5-year-old, who'd managed to climb out of the window, could be seen clinging to a metal clothing rack - just a couple of seconds before he lost his grip and went plummeting to the ground.

Fortunately, Wang Hailin a security guard who works nearby, saw the boy hanging from the clothing rack and rushed to the bottom of the building with a blanket to break his fall.

"I looked up and saw the child hanging on the 4th-floor drying rack, so I threw down my mop, ran to the building, and borrowed a blanket from ground-floor residents," he recalled.

"Another passer-by helped me open the blanket, and the boy fell on it shortly after."

The incident which could've been fatal left the youngster, who is not in a life-threatening condition, with a minor head injury.

 (Photo: ASIA WIRE/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

(Photo: Asia Wire/magazinefeatures.co.za)

Source: Magazine Features

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