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Boy, nine, survives after falling five storeys from his home while being left unattended

Boy, nine, miraculously survives after falling five storeys from his home while being left unattended

  • Video shows the boy plunging 49 feet from his flat window onto the pavement 
  • Shocked passers-by immediately alerted emergency services in south China
  • The boy survived the fall with multiple fractures and remained in hospital 
  • Child told reporters he climbed onto a chair before losing his footing and fell

A young boy has miraculously survived a five-storey fall after he was left alone at home in south China. 

Shocking CCTV footage captured the moment the nine-year-old boy plunged 15 meters (49 feet) from his flat window and onto the pavement below on February 20 in Dongguan, Guangdong province.

The unnamed boy was seen sitting up on the ground before horrified bystanders alerted emergency services. The child suffered multiple fractures and bruises all over his legs, according to Chinese media.  

CCTV footage captured the moment the nine-year-old boy plunged 15 meters (49 feet) from his flat window and onto the pavement below on February 20 in Dongguan, Guangdong

The boy had fallen out of the open kitchen window - the only window in the flat not installed with security grilles, according to Television Southern

The boy had fallen out of the open kitchen window – the only window in the flat not installed with security grilles, according to Television Southern

A pedestrian is filmed walking along the street before the the boy landed on his back behind the woman at about 7:30pm.   

The boy had fallen out of the open kitchen window – the only window in the flat not installed with security grilles, according to Television Southern.

The child had hit a metal awning, which broke his fall, before landing on the ground. 

The boy remained under treatment at the Dongguan Guanghua hospital, the report added. 

He told reporters from his hospital bed that he had climbed onto a chair to look out of the flat when he slipped and fell out the window. 

The boy was seen sitting up on the ground before horrified bystanders alerted rescuers

The boy was seen sitting up on the ground before horrified bystanders alerted rescuers

The child suffered multiple fractures and bruises all over his legs, according to Chinese media

The child suffered multiple fractures and bruises all over his legs, according to Chinese media

The child had hit a metal awning, which broke his fall, before landing on the pavement

The child had hit a metal awning, which broke his fall, before landing on the pavement

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