A teenage boy is lucky not to be hury after the cieling caved in. Picture: Seven News
A teenage boy is lucky not to be hury after the cieling caved in. Picture: Seven News

Teen’s miraculous escape from building collapse

A teenage boy has miraculously escaped unscathed when the ceiling of his home suddenly caved in on Saturday.

The teenager was about to walk into his lounge room when the ceiling of his Lathlain home in Perth, Western Australia, collapsed right in front of him, 7 News reports.

The teen narrowly missed being crushed when the ceiling caved in. Picture: 7 News
The teen narrowly missed being crushed when the ceiling caved in. Picture: 7 News

Michael Connolly had been at home alone playing video games in the lounge just moments earlier.

"The most important thing is that nobody got hurt," Michael's father, Martin, told 7 News.

"My son was freaking out (but) he's fine."

It's estimated to cost at least $30,000 to repair the ceiling.

Michael Conolly had been playing video games in the room moments before the ceiling collapsed. Picture: 7 News
Michael Conolly had been playing video games in the room moments before the ceiling collapsed. Picture: 7 News

"I just said we can replace all of this, but you can't replace life," Martin said.

It's believed a strong gust of wind is to blame for incident.

Repairs are estimated to cost $30,000. Picture: 7 News
Repairs are estimated to cost $30,000. Picture: 7 News

Former AFL player Xavier Ellis is facing a hefty repair bill after his ceiling also caved in.

The radio host captured the moment, posting the footage on Instagram with the caption: "When the new house has had enough. Jesus!! Lucky the little man had left the play room."

A weather warning remains in place for parts of the state.


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