Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a two-year-old Syrian boy plummets onto the pavement from a third-floor balcony before a huge crowd gathers on the street to help the motionless tot.
The tiny victim, identified as Firas El Sahaze, was filmed falling to the ground from his home balcony in the district of Kumluca in the south-western Turkish province of Antalya and the video was later shared on social media.
In the footage, a man in a red top is seen on his phone when a small body plummets from the air and lands hard on the pavement.
The shocked man grimaces and looks around while other witnesses walk over to the toddler’s motionless body.
At the end of the clip, a large crowd of people are seen standing over the victim while many of them appear to be notifying the emergency services with their phones.
According to local media, the toddler, who is originally from Syria, was playing with his 11-year-old sister on the third-floor balcony at around 7pm when he fell face-down on the pavement, shocking passersby.
Residents called the emergency services and tried to help the motionless two-year-old while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
Paramedics gave first aid on the scene before taking the youngster to the Akdeniz University Hospital in Konyaalti with injuries to his abdomen and chest and serious damage to his lungs and liver, according to reports.
Local media report the boy died after being treated in intensive care.
Reports state the tot’s father was at work and his mother was grocery shopping at the time of the incident. The boy is said to have lost his balance for unknown reasons.
It is unclear if an investigation into the incident has been launched.
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