The horrifying moment a five-year-old boy was blasted 10 feet into the air by a jet of water was captured on camera by a passerby.
The child was playing in a public fountain in China when the high pressure burst sent him flying, tearing his clothes to shreds and leaving the boy with a bloody nose and cuts after he landed face first on the concrete.
The little boy was cooling off with his parents at the Xinjian Cultural Centre square's musical fountain in Enshi, Hubei province. The water and lights show shoots strong blasts of water straight from jets set into the pavement.
The boy's dad Wan Lu said: "There were no warnings or signs to tell anyone what to expect. One minute our boy was splashing happily in the water, the next he was flying through the air screaming.
"It was so strong his trousers were ripped to shreds and when he landed he went down face first and his nose started bleeding."
Town Hall officials have blamed the parents of the youngster for his injuries.
A city spokesman said: "They should have kept a closer eye on him. It was quite obvious that this water was very powerful."
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