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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Shocking video shows children 'abseiling' down abandoned flat towers

Laura Larkin

Published 26/05/2014|11:20

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A shocking video uploaded to YouTube shows a group of children abseiling down the side of an abandoned flat complex in a Dublin suburb.

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The video, sourced by DublinTalks98FM, shows a group of schoolchildren, believed to be aged between eight and ten years of age, at an abandoned flat complex in Ballymun, North Dublin.

The children can be seen 'abseiling' down the side of the building from the sixth floor with one girl being encouraged to “go fast” by a friend watching from the ground.

The only thing the children are using are rope - there are no harnesses or safety features.

The description accompanying the video says gardai and other adults were not at the scene.

On the ground, rubble surrounds the children.

One little boy can be seen abseiling down the building, holding on perilously to the swinging rope.

DublinTalks reported that an ambulance was called to the scene for one child who fell during the dangerous game.

The shaky video lasts for over a minute and has garnered more than 15,000 views in two days.

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