TWO young boys have had an extremely lucky escape after a shopping centre dumpster they were hiding in was unloaded into a garbage truck.
The pair, aged 11 and 14, were allegedly hiding from security at a centre in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, when they hopped into a dumpster around 4am this morning.
To their surprise, a waste collection truck came to do its morning pick-up, and unloaded the rubbish, including the two boys, into the truck.
Ironically, the truck then drove to a nearby police station for its next waste collection when the driver thankfully heard the boys screaming for help from the back of the truck.
Police said in a statement that they removed the pair, who were known to them, out of the vehicle.
It’s understood they suffered minor injuries in the ordeal and were assessed at the scene by paramedics.
No further police action was taken.