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Two young children are in hospital fighting for their lives after falling from a third floor window.

The Daily Mail have shared the scary story of a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy who are in hospital after falling from a third floor window in south-west Sydney.

The young girl is in critical condition after falling out of an apartment complex window in Bankstown just before 9am, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Both children are receiving treatment at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead, where the boy is in stable condition.

Emergency services were called to the complex at South Terrace after the children fell approximately 10 metres.

Police said they have been told the two children are related.

It is believed the pair fell through the window’s flyscreen, 9News reported.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Last month we shared the story of a six-year-old girl who was taken to hospital after falling out of a second-storey window onto concrete.

NSW Health says falls are the most common cause of injuries in children. Over 8,000 children are admitted to NSW hospitals each year due to a fall.

Children can fall out of a window which is open more than 12.5cm, even if a flyscreen is fitted.

To prevent children falling from your windows, it is recommended that

• where possible, all windows, especially bedroom windows: – are not opened more than 12.5cm when located above the ground floor. – have window latches/locks fitted to stop windows opening more than 12.5cm or guards to protect the opening.

• beds and other furniture are kept away from windows, so that children cannot use them to climb up to the windows.

• you do not rely on flyscreens to prevent a child falling out of a window.

• children are taught to play away from windows.

• children are always supervised.

We hope both children make a full recovery.

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  • just like eric clapton’s child. very sad that this can happen to the kids! you would think that windows would be better for safety and that parents would try to prevent the kids from accessing them, not that it is anybodies fault.

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  • When I rented out my house this was the first thing I had done – prevented the windows opening more that a small amount.

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  • I just tried to recommend this and error 409 came up darn it!

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  • This is a dreadful tragedy. Never put bedroom furniture near a window. I remember years ago we had a swimming pool and one of the kids bedroom window looked out on the pool yard and garden. HUBBY PUT BARS OVER THE WINDOW from the outside because fly wire screens could be pushed out. The bars on the window frames still enabled the window to be opened and did not impede the flywire screens.

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  • If you have locks on them make sure the locks are up high so the children can’t reach them – even if you put 2 on them. Depending on the type of windows you can put locks than they can only be opened to a specific height or width. Regardless, make sure the screens are secure, not those you barely touch and they come off. Those are also a huge security risk.

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  • oh no! We almost lost my dad when he fell 2.5m, those poor little things, speedy recovery to them!

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