A 10-year-old boy has been rescued after spending eight hours in the crushing mechanism of a rubbish lorry in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
The boy, identified by police as Majed Mubarak Ibrahim, was working with a truck run by the Khartoum State Cleaning Corporation.
It is believed he was pulled into the lorry as he threw in some rubbish.
He is now in hospital, but the police have given no further details about his condition.
People shared photos on social media of rescuers at work overnight trying to release the boy.
Eyewitnesses said one of the child’s palms was visible – trapped in the hydraulic hatch.
One clip showed a welder at work, another captured the arm of a digger being used to try to force open the hatch.
A crowd of onlookers surrounded the vehicle – some offering advice on how to free the child.