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Workers almost finished making cliffside ladders a little less dangerous [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-10-26 08:47:35 |Display all floors
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Back in May, a tiny cliffside village in Sichuan province caused a national uproar after netizens found out the dangerous route down an 800 meter tall cliff, utilizing 17 wicker ladders, that children in the village were forced to take just to get to school.(news from the shanghailist)

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Post time 2016-10-26 08:57:13 |Display all floors
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While eight people have died in the past making the climb, there hasn't been an accident since 2009. The villagers are proud that they keep their kids safe by having a male adult accompany each of them during the dangerous journey with a rope tied around their waists.

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Post time 2016-10-26 08:57:33 |Display all floors
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Obviously though, this isn't optimal. Earlier this year, public pressure caused the local government to visit the village and announce that it would build a set of steel steps leading up to the village. Looks like they've delivered.

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Post time 2016-10-26 08:57:54 |Display all floors
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72 households call the cliffside village of Atule'er their home, where the cell phone coverage is crap and marriageable are scarce. But the biggest concern is the safety of the village's 15 children. The kids' school lies at the bottom of the cliff and twice a month the children must climb down the dangerous path to go to classes, staying at school for 10 days, before going back home for 5 days.

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Post time 2016-10-31 05:38:20 |Display all floors
About time

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Post time 2016-11-3 13:52:12 |Display all floors
OMG! I dont know how these guys made it.

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