05 Apr '12, 11am

Woman in China falls into scalding, 90 deg C water after pavement collapses

Woman in China falls into scalding, 90 deg C water after pavement collapses

A young woman is fighting for her life after falling into scalding water when a section of pavement collapsed on a Beijing street. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A young woman is fighting for her life after falling into scalding water when a section of pavement collapsed on a Beijing street. Ms Yang Erjing, 27, was walking on Beilishi Road in Xicheng district on Sunday when the ground gave way and she fell into 90 deg C water, which had leaked from underground heating pipes. Local residents had reported steam rising from the pavement earlier and pipe repairs were already under way further along the street. Ms Yang, a clothing store manager and mother of a 7-month-old child, was rushed to Jishuitan Hospital, where, on Wednesday, she was reported to be in a deep coma, suffering serious burns to 99 per cent of her body. Please enable...

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  1. 05 Apr '12, 1pm

    Ouch

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