While walking down the sidewalk in the Chinese city of Xi’an, the pavement beneath a schoolgirl’s feet gave way, sending her into an 6 meter deep sinkhole. A cab driver witnessed the event and sprang into action, lowering himself into the hole as best he could to check on the girl. The fire department soon arrived and provided a ladder for the rescue.
“The ladder kept moving about, it’s a little flimsy and the girl kept screaming out of fear,” cabbie Wang Wei recalled. “So I told her to go first and I’ll be right behind her. Finally we managed to get out.”
Thankfully, the girl seemed to emerge from the hole shaken but otherwise unharmed. Check out the video after the break -it makes something like this seem pretty tame by comparison.