A curious toddler who accidentally tumbled from an apartment window on the 15th floor of a building survived the ordeal yet remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The three-year-old, named as Qiqi, evaded the attentions of his parents who were horrified to discover he had crawled through the open window of their flat, according to People's Daily Online.
The fortunate child landed face down on a soft patch of grass at the base of the large apartment block in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, east China, on the morning of April 11.
When his mother went to the bathroom, Qiqi used the opportunity of freedom to explore the apartment's treacherous balcony and fell as his mother returned to the room.
He hit a clothing line half-way down on his fall and luckily landed on a 10ft patch of grass on the ground, which had been significantly softened by recent rainfall.
Qiqi and his parents had only moved into their new home a few days earlier.
The boy's unconscious body was discovered by a security guard doing his rounds in the precinct, and rushed him to hospital with his mother who was convinced he had been killed.
Qiqi is said to have suffered a fractured skull, fractured hip bone, and broken ribs.
Additionally he sustained significant. damage to his left lung and kidneys.
His condition is said to be critical and doctors are as yet unsure whether he will make a full recovery.
The relieved mother told reporters: "It really is a miracle. If he had fallen just 10 or 15 centimetres to either side of the grass, he would have landed on concrete."
dolliblu, Kendal, United Kingdom, about 13 hours ago
Why do we need to know these Chinese news items.
Move Along Cat Dong, Londonium, United Kingdom, about 15 hours ago
That's one durable boy. 190719
Niko, Copenhagen, Denmark, about 16 hours ago
Caroline Murphy 93, Ilminster, United Kingdom, about 16 hours ago
Wow, falling out of a caravan window onto gravel when I was 6 now doesn't seem so bad.