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Russian Toddler Falls Off Balcony... Into Mother's Arms

A four-year-old boy from the Sakhalin region can count himself lucky after falling from a five-story window, only to land in the arms of his mother who happened to be standing below.

According to a regional Investigative Committee spokesperson, the woman from the village of Sinegorsk said she had left her sleeping child inside the flat while she went outside to make a phone call, Interfax reported Wednesday.

Standing outside, she heard the child cry out and saw him fall as he leant out of a window which, the mother said, had previously been firmly shut, the report said.

The child is currently being treated in hospital for concussion and a minor brain hemorrhage, but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening, the spokeswoman was quoted as saying.

Investigators said in an online statement that they were conducting a probe into the incident.

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