Russian survives 20 storey plunge

Nov 06, 2012, 12:10 IST | Agencies

A resident of Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok survived a fall from the 20th storey of a residential building, a police spokesman said Tuesday

 

The man was apparently saved by a car roof, which broke his fall.
 
"The man leaned out of a window to have a smoke late at night, but fell out. He survived because he fell on the roof of a parked SUV," he said.
 

attempt to jump from building top
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The car alarm went off, the owner woke up and called police and doctors.
 
"Doctors diagnosed the man with multiple injuries. He was taken to intensive care," the spokesman said.

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