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A woman in Shandong province who attempted to kill herself by jumping down a well was saved by her own large girth, according to local media.
The woman in Jiehe, a rural township in Shandong, said she was afraid of being scolded by her husband because she’d caused the family’s 2,700 sq metres of potatoes to spoil in a recent cold snap. Passing a well, the woman decided on the spur of the moment to end her life. She got wedged however, roughly three metres down, and was left stuck there until her shouts attracted help.
Police arrived and pulled the woman up with a rope, she was left with only scratches to show for her brush with death.
She later told reporters she felt embarrassed and “silly”.