n an extremely tragic story out of Liaoning province, a mother died while using her body to protect her 5-year-old son from an explosion. However, after four days spent fighting for his life in agony, the boy has passed away as well.
The explosion came on Saturday after an electric scooter caught fire inside a corridor in an apartment building in Tieling city. In order to protect her child from the blast, the mother used her body as a shield as was killed in the process.
The boy survived the accident but with serious injuries that included blindness and severe burns to his chest, abdomen, and thighs. He was quickly rushed to the hospital and remained in critical condition until today when local outlets reported that he had died.
At this time, it’s not clear what caused the electric scooter to catch fire.