Women escape from burning office building in Kunming

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Four women trapped in a burning office have survived after escaping through a window on the 10th floor in the city of Kunming in south China’s Yunnan province on Tuesday afternoon.

Dramatic footage captured by witnesses shows thick smoke billowing out of a window as the women hang precariously to the side of the building.

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Firefighters on the floor above were able to lead the women to safety using a rope ladder.

According to local media, the fire broke out in a beauty salon in the 16-story building, trapping the workers inside. It remains unclear how the fire was started.

All four women were rescued with only minor injuries and firefighters were able to put out the flames within an hour.

Story by CCTV News