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This is the moment a nine-year-old lad cheats death when a huge iron gate falls on top of him as plays on the street with pals.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in the district of Onikisubat located in the southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaras, and the nine-year-old victim reportedly suffered broken ribs.
In the footage, the huge sliding gate is seen toppling on top of the youngster and crushing him under its weight as a friend tries to help.
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At the end of the clip, an ambulance is seen arriving to take the boy to hospital.
According to local media, resident Ali Coskun heard the gate crashing to the ground and left his workplace to assist the crushed child.
Shocked dad Emin Kaynar told local media that this was not the first time that the gate had fallen on someone.
He said: “I was at work when it happened, but I quickly rushed to the hospital because I was initially told that it was serious.
“Thank God he is in a stable condition and there are no problems with internal bleeding. He broke five or six ribs.
“That gate fell on another child in the past, I wonder how many more kids need to be injured before measures are taken.
Kaynar added that he has begun legal proceedings against the property owner.
It is unclear if the local authorities are investigating the incident.