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Moment little girl escapes death by INCHES when speeding van crashes into bridge in India [Video]

Horror moment little girl escapes death by INCHES when speeding van crashes into bridge and lands in river in India

  • The CCTV footage was captured in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on April 23
  • The van ploughed into the edge of the bridge before falling to the river below
  • The driver and his passenger escaped unharmed, but the girl was left shaken up

This is the horrifying moment a little girl escaped death by inches when a speeding van crashed into a bridge in India.

The CCTV footage was captured in Srinagar, the largest city of the Jammu and Kashmir region, on April 23 during the middle of the day.

The video shows a group of women chatting away and standing on a bridge while a young girl plays.

This is the horrifying moment a little girl escaped death by inches when a speeding van crashed into a bridge in Srinagar, India, on April 23

The traffic on a nearby road appears to be busy, with the sound of cars honking their horns. 

Seconds later, a white van steers off the road and towards the bridge.

It misses the little girl by inches as it speeds across the edge of the bridge and smashes through a metal fence.

The shocked girl runs towards the women as the van hurtles off the side of the bridge into the river below.

The video shows a group of women chatting away and standing on a bridge while a young girl keeps herself occupied playing with a tube

The video shows a group of women chatting away and standing on a bridge while a young girl keeps herself occupied playing with a tube

Seconds later, a white van steers off the road and towards the bridge, narrowly missing the child

Seconds later, a white van steers off the road and towards the bridge, narrowly missing the child

The driver and his passenger miraculously escaped unharmed. The young girl was said to have been shaken up by the incident.

Last month a woman in China had a similar escape when a car flew off the road and hit the tree she was sitting under. 

The woman had been sitting looking at her phone in the city of Baoshan in China on March 22 when the car left the road

The woman had been sitting looking at her phone in the city of Baoshan in China on March 22 when the car left the road

The woman was sitting under a tree in the city of Baoshan on March 22 when the small vehicle mounted the kerb and headed towards her.

CCTV footage shows the car smashing into a parked moped next to the woman, who had been intently staring at her phone screen. 

The car hurtled past her with inches to spare before ploughing into the tree in the city, which is in the western Chinese province of Yunnan.

The elderly driver and the woman only sustained minor injuries. 

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