Shocking moment two children play dangerously on the edge of the rooftop of a 12-storey building in China

This is the heart-stopping moment two young children risked their lives and played on the rooftop of high-rise building in east China.

Video captured by a passing-by neighbour shows the boys, appeared to be seven or eight years old, walking back and forth on the edge of a dome-shaped roof.

The children were believed to be unharmed, and the property management claimed they would take measures to prevent children from going to the rooftop.

Two young boys, circled, can be seen playing on the edge of a 12-storey residential building in east China
They stand on top of a dome-shaped rooftop amid the danger

Two young boys, circled, can be seen playing on the edge of a 12-storey residential building in east China (left). They stand on top of a dome-shaped rooftop amid the danger (right)

The dangerous act was caught on camera at a residential district in Kunshan in Jiangsu Province on June 10, reported Suzhou Broadcast.

Two children can be seen standing on an uneven rooftop on top of a 12-storey residential building.

‘See these children, don’t they know how dangerous this is?’ A woman said in the video.

After reviewing surveillance footage, property management team confirmed that there were three children who had gone up to the rooftop. They were said to have reach the rooftop through the fire exit doors.

A manager explained that there were solar-powered boilers installed on the rooftop.

‘It’s just boilers and solar panels up there. It’s very dangerous as there’s no handrails or safety net around,’ he said 

There are solar panels and boilers installed on the rooftop
Property management team reviewed CCTV footage and found the boys went up to the rooftop via fire exits

There are solar panels and boilers installed on the rooftop (left). Property management team reviewed CCTV footage and found the boys went up to the rooftop via fire exits (right)

‘It is by law that we have to keep the fire exits open to provide an emergency escape route to the residents,’ the manager said.

It’s not revealed how long the children had been staying up at the rooftop, but they went downstairs unscathed.

The team decided to shorten a ladder that led to the dome-shaped platform to stop similar incidents from happening.

They also agreed to provide assistance if any inspection works had to be carried out.

Warning signs will be put up along the stair to remind young children not to go up.

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