Eight-year-old girl rescued from balcony

Last updated 07:56 24/06/2013
Reuters

Raw footage of firefighters rescuing a girl hanging by her head from a balcony in China.

Relevant offers

Asia

UN Security Council holds emergency session on North Korea rocket launch Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from earthquake rubble after building collapse South Korea media agency says North Korea's launch 'may have failed' New Zealand joins international chorus of condemnation against North Korea missile launch Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits southern Taiwan Royal baby fever in Bhutan as new crown prince is born Suicide bomber kills eight, injures dozens in Pakistan city of Quetta Disposal of fireworks materials kills eight in southwest China Sweden's IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

An eight-year-old girl has been rescued after getting her head stuck between the security bars of her sixth storey apartment balcony in Wenzhou city in China's Zhejiang province.

Video footage showed girl trying to hold her body up by gripping two bars with her hands and resting a foot on a supporting bar underneath.

A neighbour from one storey below tried to reach her but failed, so he called firefighters for help, according to CCTV.

State authorities said rescuers broke down the door of her apartment and pulled her to safety.

It was reported the girl, who had been left home alone, climbed onto the security bars to see what had happened after she heard a strange noise from downstairs.

The girl's condition was not provided

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content