Latest News

Woman falls into sewer while walking and playing with her cellphone

By Mason White 2:19 PM June 21, 2015
Woman using her cellphone illustration 

By: Chan Yuan
A young woman who was busy playing with her smartphone, fell into a sewer while walking in the street, police in China said.

Firefighters in Jiangyou, were called to the scene and had to use a special saw to cut open the cover of the sewer drain in order to free the woman.

Police said that the incident unfolded on Sunday morning.

According to the police investigation, the woman was distracted by her phone when she stepped on the steel cover of the sewer.

Her foot slipped through the bars and she became stuck. Passersby tried to help her out, but when they couldn’t free her, they called the fire department.

Firefighters used rescue tools to cut open several bars. The woman’s leg became numb, but she escaped without serious injuries.