What seemed like a playful stroll at the supermarket turned out to be a tragic end for a father and son.
As seen in a CCTV footage, the duo was playing while walking on a supermarket aisle in Guangzhou, China.
The son held onto his father’s hands from behind, until the grim accident happened.
The youngster leaned back and swung off his father’s arms, causing the latter to lose balance.
Unfortunately, the father fell on his son’s neck.
A woman was seen helping the father get back to his feet and lifting the boy on her arms.
The father, looking shocked at the turnaround of events, attempted to wake the unconscious boy.
Towards the end of the clip, the woman rushed out of scene, presumably calling for help.
The footage was reportedly aired by the Guangzhou Broadcasting Network. Since then, it has gone viral on Chinese social media, warning parents of the perils of such play.
A pediatrician said (via Guangzhou Television):
“In the video, the man’s entire weight was on the upper body of the child, including the boy’s head and neck. The child might have suffered a cervical fracture.”
Unconfirmed reports claimed that the boy was brought to the hospital but died later, the Daily Mail said.
See the footage (viewer discretion is advised):