An 11-month-old baby had a miraculous escape after being knocked down by a van in southeast China recently.
The incident, which was caught on a CCTV camera, took place in Jinjiang city of Fujian province in south-east China on 28 August. The shocking video has since been doing the rounds on social media and has been shared widely.
The clip shows a woman and the toddler on one side of a road, when the van turns speedily without noticing the baby. However, the driver realises the mistake and stops immediately and rushes out of the vehicle to rescue the child.
He, with the help of bystanders, lifts the rear portion of the van to safely bring the baby from beneath the vehicle. The baby is thus saved from under the wheels.
The CCTV footage was shared by Chinese news agency Xinhua on its Twitter handle and was retweeted several times within minutes.
Watch the video below:
Video: 11-month-old toddler saved from under wheels of passing van 13 seconds after being hit in SE China pic.twitter.com/rcEnUfOm0a
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 2, 2015
A similar CCTV footage, captured a few months ago, showed the miralculous escape of a girl after being hit by a car in Nashik, Maharashtra.
The driver was apparently unaware of the little girl and the multi-utility vehicle ran over her, crushing her under the front and rear wheels.
The three-year-old girl, Zoya M Khan, was then immediately taken to the nearby hospital and she survived with minor internal injuries.