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Family rescued from truck hanging off cliff in China

The dramatic rescue of a family from a vehicle hanging over a cliff made for video footage that would fit in any action movie.

Firefighters improvised the rescue by using wires and a crane

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The dramatic rescue of a family from a vehicle hanging over a cliff made for video footage that would fit in any action movie.

Rescue crews employed harnesses and wires to remove four people from a heavy-duty truck in China's Chongqing Municipality.

Firefighters improvised rescue equipment using a crane arm and wires to access the truck, which was on the edge of a 40-metre cliff.

One at a time, the firefighters pulled out two daughters, a wife and a husband. No one was injured.

After the rescue, the driver said the truck had broken down, breaking through the highway's guardrail to become perched on the cliff. 

With files from Reuters

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