Two men saved a little girl hanging from a fourth storey window of a residential building Tuesday in the city of Meizhou, south China's Guangdong Province.
The girl was seen hanging with her head trapped on the inside of a burglar grille while her body hung outside, crying and frantically dangling her legs in the air, according to an amateur video taken by a witness at around 11:10.
After hearing loud screams, two workers rushed to the source and immediately began climbing onto the roof of a three-storey building besides the residential building.
One of them climbed over the handrails, walked towards the window where the girl was then held her up, relieving pressure. The second man climbed over the handrails, made his way towards the other two and began to cut off the burglar grille with a pair of pliers.
A witness surnamed Liu, at the same time, fetched a big quilt from his home, asking three other people to unfold it. In case she fell off, she wouldn't fall to the ground, said Liu.
After half an hour's effort, the girl was freed from the window. She was confirmed safe and sound.
The two men have been hailed heroes after video of the rescue circulated online.
"Everyone will do this. It's not a big deal," said Zhong, a rescuer. The girl's mother reportedly had gone out for work when the incident happened, and the girl locked herself in the room.