“What the deal with China’s public works department?!” –J. Seinfeld
Earlier this year we brought video of a girl who was swallowed by a sudden sidewalk sinkhole that had us questioning if Wile E. Coyote was running rampant in Asia. Then there’s this massive Shanghai shark tank break in a shopping mall. And tempting fate? There’s this clip of a man dropping a firecracker down a manhole cover, only to have it violently explode.
But just when you thought it was safe to set foot in China, this video of another manhole cover exploding directly into a woman’s face surfaces.
What is she doing?! Why would she stop there? Right there! Directly over the manhole cover and look straight into it.
The incident happened in late November, but footage has begun to go viral this week. The 24-year-old was rushed to the hospital to be treated after sustaining serious facial damage from the explosion, a likely build-up of biogas from nearby septic tanks. According to some reports, her family doesn’t have the complete funds to cover the facial reconstruction surgeries.
We’ll gladly skip all the exploding manhole jokes in exchange for well wishes and a speedy recovery for this poor woman.