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Young Woman Falls Down Manhole Into Faeces Filled Hole

Young Woman Falls Down Manhole Into Faeces Filled Hole

Japanese woman Mizuki Sumita, 23, got a shock while walking to work after she plunged through an open manhole and landed in a faeces filled sewer pit.

The young woman from Japan's Aichi Prefecture said she had just stepped out of her apartment and had only taken a few steps when she suddenly vanished into the hole in the ground.

She said: "I wasn't on the phone or anything but I just didn't see it, I was walking to work and lost in thought and suddenly I fell through the hole. I guess all the filthy mess softened the fall a bit which shows that every cloud has a silver lining but it was disgusting. The stench was unbearable and even when they pulled me out and took me in an ambulance to hospital, it was still unbearable. I have washed myself at least five times since then and I still can't get the smell away."

Local Council officials are trying to work out how the manhole ended up being opened and suspect it might have been pranksters. That will not stop them having to pay compensation to the young woman who ended up off work and needing new clothes after the embarrassing plunge.

The woman added: "I am particularly relieved at the fact that it wasn't as far as it could have been. In fact it was only waist deep and when I manage to stand up I could keep my head far above most of the filth."

Her mobile phone however at least survived, and she used it to take these snaps of her condition before being rushed off to hospital.

She said: "I don't think anyone would have believed me otherwise."

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