A young girl fell eight storey to her death after falling through an open window when she became separated from her grandmother.
The three-year-old was captured on CCTV getting into a lift ahead of her elderly grandmother when its doors closed suddenly and she was left alone.
In images recorded last Friday in the Chinese city of Zhuzhou, the girl is seen briefly panicking before hitting buttons inside the lift and eventually exiting on the eighth floor.
Changsha Television reported the toddler came across a 36inch high corridor window before falling from the building.
Family members told the TV station that they were visiting the girl’s grandmother on her birthday.
An unnamed male relative added: “We heard a loud thud on the ground. When we ran over to look, she had already fallen from the window.
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“She managed to reach the window by standing on the skirting board. She climbed out and then fell.
“You can see from the surveillance footage that the accident happened in less than a minute.
"The three-year-old girl was apparently able to easily climb out the window.”
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It is believed that a number of authorities, including government officials, are now investigating the girl's tragic death.
The news comes the day after a man fell to his death from an Irish apartment complex.
Police were called to Mill Road in Co Clare, Ireland, following reports of a an unresponsive man on the ground near an apartment block – CCTV footage is now being examined.
Paramedics also attended the scene and the victim, now identified as a 33-year-old man, was found to have fatal injuries.
Shortly after their arrival, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Irish Mirror reports.
The area was cordoned off pending completion of a forensic examination while the man’s body was later removed.
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