Girl, 5, falls into a lake and dies after her mother left her behind because the child 'didn't want to go home'

  • A five-year-old girl drown in a lake after being left behind by her mother in China
  • The mother thought her daughter would keep up after she left the park
  • She sought help from park staff member and found the girl fallen into water

A five-year-old girl has been drowned in a lake after her mother left her alone in a park in south-east China.

CCTV footage shows the moment the girl wandered near the lake on her own and falling into the water.

After failing to find her daughter, the mother sought help from the park rangers who found the child's body in the lake.??

The five-year-old girl is seen playing around the water in West Lake Park, south-east China

The five-year-old girl is seen playing around the water in West Lake Park, south-east China

The incident took place in West Lake Park in Quanzhou, Fujian Province morning on November 27, reported .??

The mother claimed her daughter had refused to go home after their playtime, so she decided to leave the park, thinking her daughter would keep up.

When she turned around, she did not see her little girl around.

The mother then sought help from the park's management who showed her footage from the surveillance camera.?

The video showed the girl had been wandering by a lake before falling into it.????

When her body was found, she had been dead.??

According to Xiao Youtian, managing officer, the five-year-old girl had intellectual capability problems and learning difficulties.

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