This is the shocking moment a young boy stands on a manhole cover which flips over sending the poor tot plummeting into the sewer.
The incident took place in the south-western Russian republic of Tatarstan while the child was out walking with his mother.
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In the footage, the young mum is seen wheeling a pram through a park area as her son toddles over to a manhole cover to stand on it.
However, the loose cover flips under the tot’s weight and the child plummets underground.
The frantic mum rushes over, drops her bag on the ground and lifts off the unfastened manhole cover.
She then drops onto her front and reaches down to her young son as another mother comes running over with a scared girl who is holding her face.
The other mum also reaches into the hole and the two women lift the tot out of the sewer by both his arms.
The clip ends with the dirtied boy being put on the ground. He appears to be covered in muck, but it is unclear if it is faecal matter or if the sewer was for water drainage.
Reports did not mention whether the youngster was hurt during the incident.
It is also unclear whether the mother has reported the dangerous manhole to the local authorities and if the incident is being investigated.
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Story By: Ginger Mahotchina, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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