A man in central Russia had to be rescued by emergency workers after he jumped into a rubbish chute to hide from his girlfriend.
The 31-year-old victim plunged three floors from the eighth floor of an apartment building in Tyumen, Siberia, before getting stuck. Residents then heard the man's cries for help. Rescue workers had to use tools to cut him free. He was not seriously hurt.
Officials said he had had a row with his girlfriend, without elaborating. Soviet-era buildings in Russia frequently have a metal rubbish chute in the stairwell, with a latch opening on each floor.
Tyumen emergency service officials contacted by the BBC said the incident happened late on Wednesday, but the man is already back at work. They said there had been a similar incident in Tyumen a few years ago, again with a happy outcome.
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