Date
16 August 2017
The cherry blossoms plant fell after the boy tried to pull its branches. Photos: HKEJ, Ming Pao
The cherry blossoms plant fell after the boy tried to pull its branches. Photos: HKEJ, Ming Pao

Mainland boy hurt in Times Square cherry blossoms accident

A three-year-old boy from mainland China was injured on Tuesday when a three-meter-tall cherry blossoms plant fell at the atrium of Times Square in Causeway Bay, Ming Pao Daily reported.

The accident happened around 12 p.m., when the boy surnamed Fu was seen running around the festive plant, which was part of the shopping mall’s Lunar New Year decorations.

Witnesses said the boy tried to pull the branches, causing the plant, which was held in a pot, to fall on his back.

Shopping mall staff immediately came to help and the police was called. The child was taken to the Ruttonjee Hospital and was discharged after medical examination and treatment.

The boy’s mother, 31, said they were in Hong Kong on a five-day holiday trip from Hubei province. She and her husband were shopping upstairs when the accident happened.

The mother said she was not considering filing a case against the shopping mall operator at the moment, noting that the staff were courteous and efficient in offering assistance.

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