Turkish child almost killed after trying to build swing he saw in Minecraft
The seven-year-old child used a belt while trying to build a swing, however he almost died after his foot slipped and the belt wrapped around his neck, Sabah newspaper reported on Nov. 22.
The incident occurred on the balcony of his family’s apartment, when he was being looked after by his grandmother, whose identity was also not disclosed.
While the grandmother was not watching, the boy lost his balance and the belt got tied around his neck.
Neighbors immediately warned his grandmother and the boy was rushed to the Lütfi Kırdar Research and Training Hospital in the Istanbul district of Kartal.
He was saved after doctors’ extensive efforts in the hospital’s emergency room.
Speaking about the incident, the boy’s father identified said his son slipped because the floors of the balcony were marble.
“He wanted to play with the belt. The incident took place when he lost his balance,” he said.
Minecraft is a videogame that allows the player to make designs with cubes in 2D or 3D.