Brekky Wrap: Toddler Lucky To Be Alive After Falling Down Man Hole
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Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a curious toddler falls through a manhole in southwest China. The three-year-old can be seen approaching the broken cover before stepping directly on it and disappearing from the footpath. His father dived to save him and thankfully, managed to pull him from the drain. "The boy was quite scared, he only suffered from some bruises on his feet," a witness told ITV. The manhole has since been repaired. You can watch the video above.
An airline customer services officer has been charged, accused of importing more than $155 million worth of the drug ice. Australian Border Force found an industrial machine filled with 200 kilograms of the drug inside a container from the U.S. The 22-year-old has been refused bail to front court today.
Meanwhile, new data reveals a record 30.6 tonnes of illicit drugs worth close to $5 billion were seized across Australia in 2017-18. Methylamphetamine remains one of the most consumed substance, according to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission report released today.
The death toll from two mass shootings in the U.S. has risen to 31, with two victims from the Texas attack dying in hospital. It comes as President Donald Trump calls for urgent action to prevent gun violence and the death penalty for those who commit hate crimes and mass murders. He said Americans must "condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy".
READ MORE: Trump Calls For Gun Background Check Law
Separate rallies will be held outside NSW parliament today as MP’s begin debating a bill that would decriminalise abortion. The proposed laws would allow terminations of up to 22 weeks and later if two doctors give it the green light.
There’s a push to keep inmates off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Victorian Corrections Minister Ben Carroll will use high-level talks in Canberra today to call for a national crackdown, according to the Herald Sun. Several big-name criminals have had social media accounts operated on their behalf for years.
In sport, Australia has crushed England by 251 runs in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. Nathan Lyon took 6-49 to help guide the Aussies to victory, while Steve Smith was awarded player of the match.
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