Granny falls down manhole

An 87-year-old woman has fallen down a manhole after stepping through a loose cover while enjoying a post-breakfast walk with her husband.

Wang Jungcheng watched in horror as his wife walked onto the manhole lid, which suddenly rotated and pushed her down the hole in Changchun, northeast China’s Jilin province.

He said: “I instantly caught her clothes, but she still dropped down.”

Wang Lu, who suffered a few scratches, was rescued by a firefighter who went down the 3m deep hole and helped the elderly lady climb out.

Residents said the manhole lid went missing a long time ago, but the community office only replaced it with a smaller lid wrapped with a bike tyre.

The community office refused to comment on the incident.

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