Lucky escape for two young girls after awning collapse

A little girl's quick thinking may have saved her sister's life after a massive sheet of metal nearly fell on them in Australia yesterday afternoon.

The drama unfolded in Guildford in Sydney's southwest, when a passing truck clipped the roof, lifting it and sending an iron sheet through the air.

YouTube link.

The pair were sitting on a street bench at the time while their mother shopped in a Christmas gift store.

One of them stood up, noticed the awning flying towards them and yanked her sister out of the way. The girls and other witnesses have been assessed by paramedics.