Family of falling object victim compensated

Writer: Han Ximin  | Editor: Holly Wang  | From:  | Updated: 2019-08-12

An exhibition warning about falling objects with the tagline, “Say no to the falling objects,” is being held on the fourth floor of Shenzhen Children’s Palace. The exhibition gives a systematic review of previous falling object events by displaying 12 of the objects, around 170 news photos and over 120 minutes of news videos. At the opening ceremony, a forum related to falling object prevention was also held. Sun Yuchen

The family of a 5-year-old boy who was killed by a window that fell from an apartment building in Futian District in June has received 2 million yuan (US$285,200) in compensation.

The owner paid 1.8 million yuan, while the tenant gave an additional 200,000 yuan, in compensation for the child’s death, according to a report by SZTV, quoting the organizer of an exhibition on falling objects that opened at Shenzhen Children’s Palace on Saturday.

The exhibition displays objects that have fallen from buildings, such as stones of different sizes, a weight-lifting plate and a lighting rod, along with 170 photos showing different objects and 120 minutes of news videos about falling object incidents.

The 5-year-old boy died from head injuries after a window fell on him from the 20th floor of a building as he was walking to school with his mother.

They were passing a fruit shop in their residential community, and the boy died after the hospital’s efforts failed.

Police said following an investigation that it was an accident and the window had fallen from the bedroom of an apartment in the building.