5-year-old girl survives fall from 11th floor

• A 5-year-old Chinese girl survived fall from the 11th floor of a residential building where she lives with her family
• Tree branches buffered her fall
• The girl had two broken ribs and a collapsed lung

A five-year-old girl from Chengdu, Sichuan in China miraculously survived after falling from the 11th floor of a residential building where she lives.

The incident occurred around 8:10 p.m. on Monday, September 5, according to witnesses. A resident of the building who was at a teahouse on the ground floor at the time of the incident said he heard a loud thud. He quickly ran out and saw the girl lying on the ground.

“She wasn’t bleeding or crying. She just blinked her eyes,” the resident recalled; adding the girl tried to stand up but was stopped by other witnesses.

Several broken tree branches were scattered around the area where the girl landed. Witnesses said the girls’ fall broke the branches. She was immediately taken to a hospital.

The girl’s worried mother said her daughter suffered a collapsed lung and her face had several scratches.

“I am so worried. The doctor said my daughter has two broken ribs and pneumothorax (collapsed lung),” the girl’s mother said.

As mentioned in Manila Bulletin, the girl’s father said he was on a business trip when the accident happened. He said his wife had briefly left the girl home alone so she could take their son to school. While her mother was gone, the girl climbed through the window and fell to the ground.

“I guess she heard the sound of other children playing downstairs,” said the girl’s father. “We are very grateful to our neighbors and the staff of the property management company.”