Well this is scary. A elderly woman was walking along a street in Nanning city, Guangxi when a manhole cover suddenly gave out beneath her on June 4. The woman managed to grab on to the edge of the manhole and was left dangling there until passersby rushed over to rescue her.
The rescue process was caught on a security camera and the video has since gone viral online. Web users praised passersby for their quick response, but expressed concerned over the frequency of manhole-related accidents in China.
According to a Zhejiang TV report, safety nets have already been put in place across most manholes in Nanning. However, a lot of the manholes in smaller neighborhoods are built by developers, and safety nets are yet to be installed in those areas. Representatives from a developer in that neighborhood explained that the manhole covers were replaced in October, but due to the frequent grinding of car wheels, they become damaged.
Watch the rescue here: