Two window cleaners from China have been killed whislt carrying out work on the side of a building in Xian, The Huashang Daily reports.
The men were part of a team of 12 workers cleaning the external windows of the Greenland Centre, a 270-metre high commercial building. It is believed that the weather had changed unexpectedly, a huge gust of wind blew the two men away from the structure and then slamming them back into the building.
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It was earlier this year that 2 men narrowly survived a similiar incident whilst cleaning windows in a swing stage. The crazy, heart stopping footage that was shared around the world.
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