5yo boy dressed as Superman plunges to death from 10th-storey window

The child was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries.
The child was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries. Photo credit: File

A five-year-old boy dressed up as Superman has plunged to his death after falling from a 10th storey window while pretending to be the superhero.

Police in Chile are investigating after the child died at his mother's apartment in Santiago, the country's capital, Yahoo reports.

A witness spotted the child hanging from apartment railings over the street. But before anyone could reach him in time, he fell from the fencing.

He managed to survive the immediate impact and emergency services rushed to the scene.

"The police acted immediately and took him away," the building's doorman was quoted as saying.

The child was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries.

Prosecutor Silvia Jaramillo confirmed there wasn't enough protection to stop the boy from falling from the windows, Yahoo reports.

It's unclear if charges will be laid.

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