Four-year-old girl saved from lethal fall when her dress snags on building sign

This is the dramatic moment a toddler in southwest Thailand was rescued after plunging off the top of a hospital roof, only to be being saved when her dress snagged on the building sign.

The little girl was with her father while he received treatment at the Paholpolpayuhasena Hospital in Kanchanaburi, but she wandered off from their ward and wound up on the roof.

The girl pushed through a fire escape door and climbed the stairs before running onto the roof of the seven-storey building, where she began chasing a small gecko.

The Burmese youngster, who has not been named, said she was following the lizard when she somehow climbed over the side of the building and dropped below.

Miraculously, her loose-fitting red dress became caught on the first letter of the Thai alphabet – tortao – on a sign showing the name of the building.

A guest called the hospital staff after he heard a child screaming outside the window. Six nurses then rushed to the roof and were shocked to find the girl hanging in midair, clinging to the letter for dear life.

One brave nurse took a risk and climbed down to grab the girl’s hand while other officers held onto her body as a bystander in the room below also leaned out of the balcony to help.

The girl was eventually carried away from the scene and was in shock from the incident.

The father of the youngster said that he was being treated in a patient room located on the seventh floor. His daughter was childishly running around the floor before he found that she disappeared.