Girl, 2, Trapped In Washing Machine After Sitting In It

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment firefighters free a crying girl from a washing machine by her ankles after she sat in the appliance for fun and became stuck.

The video showing the fire service call-out in Longquanyi District, which is in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in south-western China, was filmed on the evening of 25th June.

A team of seven firefighters were sent to the residence, where the two-year-old girl’s distressed parents had been trying to free her for the last hour.

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Rescuers decided to tip the appliances onto its side, leaving the opening facing upwards.

The footage shows them then lifted the girl out of the drum by her ankles as she cries hysterically for her mum.

The red-faced girl, who is covered in sweat from the ordeal, was not injured and was reunited with her parents.

Her mum said: “She sat in there by herself, but it was too hot and she trapped herself in her rush to climb out.

“She pushed and pushed and trapped herself further and further inside.

“We even called a washing machine repairman to try and take the appliance apart, but it was unsuccessful.”

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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