VIDEO: Curious boy falls into manhole

Two parents rush to save their son as he falls into a manhole in southwest China, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (Photo: APTN via NBC News)

ZUNYI CITY, China (WTHR) — A curious kid in China got a bit of a shock when he stepped on a broken manhole cover and fell inside last week.

Surveillance footage shows the 3-year-old boy and his parents walking on the street when the boy stops at the manhole and peers inside. Then he steps onto the cover and disappears into the well.

His parents, who were close behind, ran to his rescue. The boy's father pulled him out, and the boy only suffered minor injuries.

Police quickly alerted the maintenance department to fix the broken cover.

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