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2 high-rise cleaners plummet to death on Yan'an Road

Two window cleaners fell to their death from the 22nd floor of a downtown high-rise this afternoon when as a rope attached to their bodies suddenly snapped as they were cleaning the building's facade.

Witnesses said the accident happened around 1:40pm at a building at 889 Yan'an Road. They heard a bang and saw two workers lying on the ground.

The workers first landed on a white car, then bounced off, leaving a depression on the car, witnesses said.

The building's management company said they hired the two workers to clean the outer walls. There were four cleaners working on the building when the tragedy occurred.


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