Mum And Tot Crushed By Fence Before Crowd Rush To Help

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment four pedestrians – including a mum and her tot are suddenly crushed under a row of temporary fencing over 100 feet long before passersby rush to save them.

Traffic cameras in Guangzhou City’s Liwan District, which is in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, show the pedestrians scurrying on the side of Fangcun Middle Avenue in order to escape what appears to be an oncoming storm.

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However, as they walk near the lengthy sections of construction hoarding, the metal barrier is suddenly blown over by a strong gust of wind, the video shows.

Ih the footage, the fencing tumbles in succession like dominos and lands on the three adults, one of whom drops her toddler son out of her arms and remains pinned on the road with her legs under the barrier.

But more than a dozen people from nearby buses and cars – and even other pedestrians – suddenly appear and rush to their aid.

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The group comprising passengers from the route 414 and 57 buses can be seen lifting the fencing and pushing it back up, allowing the mum to escape to safety.

She, her son and the other two adults were tended to by paramedics and taken to Guangzhou Liwan People’s Hospital and Guangzhou Charity Hospital for treatment.

None suffered any serious injuries and all have been released following the incident at 3:40pm local time on 1st September, reports said.

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Liang Canxiong, driver of the number 414 bus, took part in the rescue along with his counterpart in the route 57 vehicle.

He recalled: “It was overcast at the time and strong winds were blowing, like a big storm was on its way.

“Everyone was rushing to get somewhere when the wind blew the fence over with a loud crash, hitting pedestrians in the process.”

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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