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Girl paralysed for life after yoga move goes wrong

CCTV footage captures the horrifying moment a four-year-old girl was left paralysed for life after performing a risky yoga pose at an unlicensed dance studio.

The clip shows the young girl, named as Xiao Bao, doing the ‘back bridge’ pose with dozens of other children when she awkwardly collapses under her own weight. 

Bao had been attending the dance lesson in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan Pronvince, when the freak accident took place.

 

CCTV footage captures the horrifying moment a four-year-old girl was left paralysed for life after performing a risky yoga pose at an unlicensed dance studio in Zhengzhou, China

The girl had to be taken to hospital after the fall left her with no feeling in her legs and loss of continence.  

Zhengzhou Children’s Hospital’s head of neurosurgery, Doctor Qi Lin, said the girl had not broken her spine but likely seriously damaged it trying to perform the difficult moves taught to her by her dance instructor.

Speaking to local media, Doctor Qi said it was likely a spinal contusion.’

The clip shows the young girl, named as Xiao Bao, doing the 'back bridge' pose with dozens of other children when she awkwardly collapses under her own weight

The clip shows the young girl, named as Xiao Bao, doing the ‘back bridge’ pose with dozens of other children when she awkwardly collapses under her own weight

Footage from the dance class shows Bao and dozens of other children being asked to do a ‘back bridge’ yoga pose as part of their stretching and warm-up.

But the young girl stumbles on the exercise mat, injuries herself and is unable to get up again.

‘It’s not looking optimistic,’ Doctor Qi said, adding: ‘There’s a very big chance this child could be paralysed for life in her lower body.’

Bao had been attending the dance lesson in Zhengzhou, in China's Henan Pronvince, when the freak accident took place.

Bao had been attending the dance lesson in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan Pronvince, when the freak accident took place.

The girl had to be taken to hospital after the fall left her with no feeling in her legs and loss of continence

The girl had to be taken to hospital after the fall left her with no feeling in her legs and loss of continence

According to reports, Bao’s mother and father discovered the private dance instructor did not have any sort of certificates to operate – suggesting they were not professional enough to teacher children such dangerous moves.

They did not reveal whether had reported the class owners to police.

The girl’s father said the dance class has offered just over £1,131 but it is understood the class owners will be increasing the sum.



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