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07/24/2013 06:41 pm ET

Chinese Girl Rescued After Head Is Caught In Railing Outside Of 24-Story Apartment (VIDEO)

Video from China shows the rescue of a young girl who appears to have gotten her head stuck in a railing 24 stories above the ground.

The widely reported incident occurred on Saturday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, which cites footage released by China's state broadcaster CCTV.

Firefighters in China's Hubei province were called after neighbors heard the five-year-old girl crying and discovered her clinging to the outside of the railing. The child had been left locked alone in the apartment when she decided to climb out a window, according to reports.

Footage shows the child's scary rescue, which required emergency personnel to cut through the bars and hoist her back over the railing in a make-shift sling.

In a similar incident in June, an eight-year-old girl girl had to be rescued in China's Zhejiang province after she got her head stuck between security bars on a sixth-floor window.

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