A 5-month-old baby was killed in Russia after a man jumped from the 17th floor of a building, landing on its stroller. The incident, which was captured on surveillance footage, took place in the city of Voronezh, in the south-west of the country, with video from VK.com showing the child’s mother leaving an apartment complex and pushing her child in the stroller. However, as she begins to cross the road, a man falls and lands directly on them and knocks the baby to the street.
- The mother was in despair. After the infant was knocked to the ground, the mother ran to pick her child up and trying to revive it. She screamed for help, imploring people nearby to come to her aid. An ambulance and police were called both for the baby and the man that jumped, who also lay motionless on the street.
- Sadly, the baby was unable to be saved. When police and paramedics arrived on the scene, they immediately began trying to save the baby’s life, The Sun reports. However, despite their best efforts, the child passed away. The man who jumped from the building was also pronounced dead on the scene. “The man who fell upon the pram died,” a police source said. “The 5-month-old baby, who was inside the pram, died in the ambulance.”
- The mother is said to have been in shock. Local witnesses claim that the child’s mother was so distraught that she had to be injected with sedatives. The baby was believed to have been her first-born child.
- An investigation is now underway. The names of the victims have not yet been released as authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s fall. Further details of the incident have not been made public.