Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Soft landings...

...can be less than pleasant, as this story from Reuters makes all too clear:

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese woman survived a plunge from a sixth-floor balcony thanks to a convenient pile of excrement which broke her fall, local media said.

The accident happened when the woman was hanging out laundry on Monday in Nanjing, capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu, the Kuaibao tabloid said on its Web site (www.kuaibao.net).

"Workers happened to be emptying the building's septic tank, which had not been tended for a long time and had regularly blocked sewage pipes," the newspaper said.

"She probably stretched out too far and fell ... right on to a 20 cm-thick heap of excrement."

The woman suffered only slight injuries, the newspaper said.


Having landed in deep excreta more times than I care to think about, I know how she must have felt....

6 comments:

picaboblu said...

I. . .am. . .speechless. . .

lowandslow said...

I've stepped in "it", but to LAND in it...eewwwwwwwww

joan said...

Ewwwwwwwww.....and now to be international new. Poor thing.

betty said...

Well, at least she had a soft landing..ewww..

kit said...

Maybe she was celebrating her numerical readjustment day and lost her balance... :-)

Justfly said...

ewwwww....