A little Russian girl’s skull was broken by a falling champagne bottle thrown from the top of a skyscraper.
The four-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital after she was hit on the head by the glass bottle thrown from the 23rd floor of a high rise building.
Later it was revealed the bottle has been inside a rubbish bag which a boy, aged six, had dropped from a height of 230ft.
The horrific moment the girl was struck as she was on a walk with her family in Krasnogorsk, near Moscow, was caught on camera.
The girl’s father, a hospital doctor, 29, said: “We had walked literally five metres from our entrance.”
He and his wife, and their four children, were on an evening walk when debris started raining from the sky.
“Our youngest child suddenly fell to the ground,” he said.
“She was hit on her head by a champagne bottle.”
He is seen scooping up his daughter who fell amid the shattered glass and the child passed out in his arms.
She was rushed to hospital where her skull was found to be broken.
The unnamed girl is now in a “grave” condition but her father, a urologist, said she had shown signs of “regaining her senses”.
Police found that children aged six, seven and eight had been playing on a 23rd floor balcony and discovered a rubbish bag left over from a party, reported Moskovsky Komsomolets.
“The mother explained that his son had some friends round to play, and one of them threw the garbage bag,” said police spokeswoman Tatiana Petrova.
Lifeshot media reported the six year old says he thought about throwing the bag but then decided against it, because it could hit someone.
“But it slipped out of my hands,” he reportedly said.
He confessed to doing a “very bad” thing and wanted to say sorry to the girl and her parents.
“I want her to come and hit me,” he said.
A criminal case has been opened.
The child is below the age of criminal responsibility but his parents could face prosecution for negligence.