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A young boy is in intensive care after a video showed him walking through his residential complex when a small piece of concrete – reportedly falling from six storeys up – hits his head.
The 10-year-old from the city of Shaoguan in South China’s Guangdong Province has been kept in a local hospital’s intensive care unit since the incident on the afternoon of 19th October.
CCTV footage from the Yuanhe Hongjing Residential District where he lives shows the child walking through an otherwise safe vehicle path in the community when the block of concrete hits him on the back of his head.
He immediately collapses to the ground, hitting his face on the road, and momentarily loses consciousness. He later wakes to find himself unable to move the limbs on the left side of his body.
The distress video shows the boy struggling to pick himself up as his left arm and leg remain limp on the ground.
His father, Mr Deng, said: “There’s a dent in the back of his skull, and some internal bleeding.
“He’s had surgery but is still being kept in the ICU.”
The boy’s family has reported the incident to the police, who have reportedly opened an investigation into the case.
According to reports, the concrete block roughly the size of an adult’s hand is likely to have been thrown from the sixth floor of Block 5, where renovation workers are ongoing inside an as yet unoccupied flat.
The key to the front door remains in the lock, and can he accessed by all residents, including children, while concrete rubble such as similar blocks and slabs are scattered across the floor, reports said.
An investigations continue, it is still unclear whether the boy will regain function of his limbs, and whether the incident has left him with any form of permanent brain damage.
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