Girl, 4, fights for life after 13-floor fall

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 January, 2008, 12:00am

A four-year-old Nepalese girl was in a critical condition last night after plunging 13 floors from her Yau Ma Tei home, hitting the top of a car and landing on the road.

The child was found lying next to a seven-seater car parked on Man Yuen Street after passers-by heard a loud noise at 7pm.

'I heard a noise,' a restaurant owner said. 'I thought people were throwing rubbish from their homes again, but then I found a girl lying on the ground.

'A woman, apparently her mother, quickly showed up from nowhere and rushed to the girl. When she lifted the girl up, there was blood on the ground.'

She said the woman was holding a baby.

The child was taken by ambulance to Kwong Wah Hospital, accompanied by her mother, and was in a critical condition last night.

A police source said officers were investigating whether the girl had been left home alone when she fell.

Separately, a suicidal man who survived a 13-floor leap from his Fanling home on Thursday remained in a stable condition in North District Hospital in the New Territories last night.

The man, 25, jumped after an argument with his father, according to police.

He suffered fractured limbs in the fall, which was broken by a canopy on a first-floor podium.