Woman gets stuck in trash chute

Dec. 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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MAGNITOGORSK, Russia, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in Russia said a 20-year-old woman clad only in a T-shirt became stuck in a trash chute while attempting to retrieve a bag of cosmetics.

Crews were called Wednesday night to a building in the city of Magnitogorsk when a voice was heard calling for help from the trash cute. Responders said they discovered the woman, wearing only a T-shirt, had lost her balance and fell in while attempting to retrieve a bag of cosmetics she had accidentally thrown away, RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

"The rescue workers had to cut the chute away with a blow-torch in a service area ... so they could pull her out by hand," an emergency services representative said.

Medics determined the woman was not seriously injured and responders said the woman was able to locate her bag of cosmetics and return home once she was freed.

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