4-year-old survives nine-storey fall

HONG KONG, APRIL 24. A four-year-old boy survived a nine-storey fall from an apartment here after his parents left him home alone, police said.

The boy, who had apparently climbed out of a window, survived because his plunge was broken by tree branches and he landed in a flower bed, The South China Morning Post quoted the Police Superintendent, Alan Crowther, as saying.

The boy was hospitalised in a serious condition with eye, face and thigh injuries. The parents had left the boy by himself at home and later reported him missing after they couldn't find him in their apartment in suburban Sheung Shui, police said. The child apparently fell after climbing out of an open window in the living room.


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