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Garbage man saves woman jumping off building with bare hands

A garbage man was seriously injured after attempting to save, with bare hands, a woman who was jumping from a high residential building.

The incident occurred on March 30 in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

SOUNDBITE: JIANG CHENGREN, Saved woman committing suicide
“I saw someone sitting there and attempting suicide. Then I ran over, hoping to persuade her not to jump. But before I spoke, she jumped off.”

The woman was jumping from the sixth floor.

Luckily, she was stopped briefly by a rainshed during the fall, and then received by Jiang Chengren in time.

The woman suffered injuries in her kneecap, but Jiang’s injuries were even worse.

SOUNDBITE: ZHENGQI, Doctor
“Jiang was injured in his knees, and suffered a concussion. His conditions are stable now. But we’ll give him more check-ups.”

The 54-year-old Jiang has been working as a garbage man in Hangzhou for 20 years.

After the incident, many local residents have visited him in the hospital, and praised him for such a good deed.

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