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Horrific footage has emerged online showing the moment a father accidentally toppled backwards onto his son, crushing the child to death.

CCTV footage from a supermarket shows a man holding hands with a little boy with his back turned to him, reports The Mirror.

The pair appear to be messing around, as the youngster pulls backwards and ‘swings’ from the man’s arms.

The harrowing footage, reportedly aired by the Guangzhou Broadcasting Network, then shows the man lose his balance and topple backwards, landing on the child’s neck.

The man scrambles to his feet as a woman rushes to the young boy’s aid.

The fate of the child is unknown, however unconfirmed reports suggested the boy died in hospital after suffering a broken neck.

The origin of the video is unknown, although it has been widely shared on social media in China, warning parents of the dangers of daily life.

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Image via The Mirror

  • So sad,my heart goes out to the parents.

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  • This is so tragic. I was always scared to carry any of the children on my back in case they slid down at all and I fell at all. The child could hit his/her head on the floor and sustain critical head injuries, or in this case you could also crush your child. I have fallen over once with a baby in my arms. Thankfully I managed to hold onto her and landed on my bottom. She wasn’t hurt at all so we were extremely lucky.

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  • Oh my god, who would ever have thought a child died because of this! Life is all too short and shocking for some of us

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  • Really? :-( I watched the video. I can’t believe the boy died. :-(

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  • oh no that poor family :(

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  • I didn’t want to watch the footage, but I feel so sorry for this family.

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  • Another horrible accident, this father I’m sure didn’t mean to crush his son. Stay vigilant at all times!

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