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This is the moment a courier forgets to put the handbrake on his pedicab which is carrying over 100 undelivered parcels and is left looking stunned when he returns to find it has rolled between a gap in a barrier and straight into a canal.
The delivery man, surnamed Huang, was making a delivery in the town of Xiaolan in Zhongshan City in South China’s Guangdong Province when he committed the unfortunate mistake.
CCTV footage shows him leaving his blue pedicab by the roadside and failing to notice as the vehicle immediately begins rolling backwards on 27th January.
Huang also had the misfortune of parking right above a set of steps, allowing the pedicab to roll backwards unimpeded by railings, plunging straight into the waterway.
Huang, who had already gone into a home to deliver a parcel, appears a few seconds later and is at a loss for words as his pedicab and the 100 or so packages float on the canal.
The courier said: “After I parked, I took a package and went inside [to deliver it]. I had forgotten the handbrake and heard the splash as soon as I stepped inside the home.”
According to reports, it took Huang several hours to hire a crane and lift his pedicab out the canal.
It will cost him 700 RMB (80 GBP) to fix his soaked motor and a further 3,000 RMB (340 GBP) to compensate his clients for their waterlogged or damaged goods.
The courier, who earns on average just 1 RMB (11 p) per successful delivery, said he was lucky none of the parcels contained electronics or other valuables.
“I have no one to blame but myself,” he admitted.
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