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    Boy, six, gets trapped in large vase before mother smashes it with a hammer to free him in Brazil 

    When hide and seek goes wrong! Boy, six, gets trapped inlarge clay vase before mother smashes it with a hammer to free him in Brazil

    •  Six-year-old boy is chiselled free from a large clay pot after getting trapped
    • He had been playing at his grandmother’s house in  Amazonas, north Brazil
    • Family members gathered round to calm boy as a hammer was used to free him

    A humorous video shows the moment a six-year-old boy who became lodged in a large clay vase is chiselled out bit by bit as bemused family members watch.

    In the footage, the boy’s head is seen poking out of the top of the large vase at his grandmother’s home in Amazonas, north Brazil, on Tuesday.

    Relatives gather around to comfort and chuckle over the panicking youngster as he struggles to free himself from the narrow neck of the pot. 

    After being unable to squeeze him out the family take action, breaking the vase open piece by piece with a hammer to free the upset boy.

    Distressed and very eager to get out the young boy begins calling for his mother.

    A woman, believed to be his grandmother, is heard joking with the boy: ‘Now you’re going to have to pay a heavy price for my vase, you understand?’

    The six-year-old boy became panicked when he couldn’t get his body out of the clay pot at his grandmother’s house in Amazonas, north Brazil, on Tuesday

    A woman uses a hammer to carefully free the boy, placing her hand inside the vessel to make sure he isn't hit

    A woman uses a hammer to carefully free the boy, placing her hand inside the vessel to make sure he isn’t hit

    The grandmother was reportedly gifted the vase two years ago by a close friend, with the decorative item thought to have cost around £42 (BRL 300).

    It is not known how the curious boy got into the vase but he believed to have been playing.

    The rescue woman, believed to be his mother, is seen taking a hammer to the vase, holding her hand inside the vessel to prevent the little boy being hurt. 

    The boy begins to realise is ordeal is almost over and is very keen to get out as the woman slowly breaks a bigger hole

    The boy begins to realise is ordeal is almost over and is very keen to get out as the woman slowly breaks a bigger hole

    Eventually the boy is able to easily get out and is lifted to freedom by the woman rescuing him

    Eventually the boy is able to easily get out and is lifted to freedom by the woman rescuing him

    After chipping away for around a minute the woman is able to lift the small boy out of the pot, much to his relief.  

    Thanks to the family’s can-do attitude the boy was released without need for intervention from the emergency services. 

    The family live in Amazonas, the largest Brazilian state by area, which is larger than the land areas of Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile combined.

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