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This is the moment a devastated mum faces every parent’s worst nightmare as she watches her teenage son dashing from her car and leaping off a bridge.
The horrific incident happened on the busy Lupu Bridge in Pudong District in China’s eastern municipality of Shanghai.
CCTV footage shows the the mum surnamed Wang, 43, having stopped on the bridge and standing outside her car near the back window where her son is sitting.
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She had reportedly been scolding the 17-year-old after he got into an altercation at school that day.
However, moments after Wang gets back inside the car, the teenager, identified by his surname Tang, opens the back door and sprints towards the edge of the Lupu Bridge.
Wang gives chase and tries to grab her son’s legs, but she is ultimately unable to stop the teenager from throwing himself over the side.
The mum then looks over the bridge as her son plunges to his death, with the devastated parent then punching the ground and breaking down on the road.
Local authorities said Tang, who attends a local vocational school, was declared dead at the scene.
They are still investigating the case.