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Child survives fall from 5th floor

Published on 24/02/2009

ZOFINGEN - Police say a 4-year-old child in Switzerland survived after falling from a fifth-floor window onto a sidewalk 8.5 metres below.

Police in the northern canton of Aarau say the incident happened Sunday when the girl climbed onto a stove and opened a window to get a better view of a snowstorm.

Guests in a nearby restaurant heard a thud and found the girl had fallen onto the sidewalk below.

Police say she suffered bruises and a broken rib, and none of her injuries are life-threatening.

[AP / Expatica]