THIS is the nightmare moment a four-year-old girl almost died after her coat hood got caught on a nursery school climbing frame, slowly strangling her.
Horrifying CCTV footage shows Ksenia Kiryakova dangling helplessly in the air at her kindergarten in Zlatoust, Russia.
East2west News Horrifying footage shows a child dangling from a climbing frame after her coat hood got caught on the metal bars
East2west News A teacher raced the child back into the school after finding her unconscious and hanging from the frame
East2west News Ksenia Kiryakova was unconscious for several minutes after her coat hood got caught on climbing apparatus
The tiny child can be seen kicking her legs to draw attention to her plight before losing consciousness in the packed play area.
A whole two minutes pass before another child spots her hanging from the apparatus and a teacher finally races to rescue the girl.
She is seen trying to slap Ksenia’s face to revive her on the snow-covered ground before carrying her back into nursery school.
Amazingly, staff managed to resuscitate the girl in a corridor as an ambulance arrived.
Ksenia appears to have recovered but is undergoing tests to ensure she did not suffer brain damage from lack of oxygen.
Her mum Tatiana Kiryakova, 38, is sceptical of how the issue was dealt with at the school.
“She [the headteacher] told me that my daughter immediately came to her senses,” she said.
“But I got the CCTV footage and it is not like this.
“I was only told the truth later (by the school staff who brought her round).
“I am terrified… I do not want this to happen again.”
But Tatiana thanked the teacher for rescuing Ksenia – “otherwise I would not see my daughter alive again.”
The unnamed teacher resigned after being reprimanded for failing to spot that the girl had got caught and was being gradually strangled, according to Russian reports.
The mother has since had her daughter checked by a neurologist.
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Head Irina Kirzhakova said: “This was an accident… the child is alive and well.”
She did not comment on the claim she had misled the mother over the seriousness of the incident.
The city’s state prosecutor Yevgeny Shumikhin said legal action is being considered against Kirzhakova and the teacher for child neglect.
East2west News In the top right-hand corner Ksenia can be seen approaching the climbing frame before the horrific accident
East2west News A panicked teacher can be seen slapping the girl’s face before racing her out of the playground
East2west News Tatiana Kiryakova has complained that her daughter Ksenia’s school handled the situation badly
East2west News Incredibly, teachers managed to resuscitate Ksenia in the nursery school corridor
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