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  • 29 November 2010, 11:07

Lucky trucker's cliffhanger escape

Cliffhanger /Europics

A lorry driver survived a real life cliffhanger when his overloaded lorry balanced above a 400ft drop after its brakes failed.

Police say the lorry - loaded with 40 tons of coal - was going too fast to make a turning into the exit ramp leading from a mine in Qingzhen, south west China.

And after crashing through a safety barrier, the out of control truck was only saved when it ploughed through a pile of sand being used by builders.

"It was enough to slow it down. The driver had been convinced he was going to die and took a lot of persuading to climb out of his cab and back up the truck," said a police spokesman.