A 5-year-old boy fell from the balcony of his family's 8th-floor apartment on Sunday, plummeting 20 meters to the roof of the covered parking area below, then bouncing off on to the ground. He suffered only minor injuries, police said.
The boy was playing on the balcony with his 3-year-old brother while his mother was inside. The mother told police she saw the boy holding onto the outside edge of the 1.2-meter-high railing when he lost his grip and fell. Police say the roof of the parking area absorbed most the shock of the fall, saving the boy from death.
"This is really a miracle," an officer said. "It would have been disastrous had he been off by only a meter."© Wire reports