Shoddy balconies fall off building in China

Shoddy balconies fall off building in China
Two balconies fall off a building.
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A woman was unpleasantly surprised when her balcony cracked and fell off her building while she was busy chopping meat in Shenyang, Liaoning province, Huashang Daily reported on Tuesday.

She recalled that she heard some cracking noises while she chopped the meat in the living room but didn't check on it. A few seconds later, there came a huge crash and she discovered that the balcony was gone, falling onto a lower floor.

The impact of the balcony brought down a second balcony on the lower floor as well, so that in total, two balconies fell off the face of the building.

The incident scared residents who live in the same community. The residential buildings have only been used for 13 years which may reflect the low quality of the construction materials.

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