Terrifying moment truck dangles from a 100 metre cliff in China

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A cargo truck dangled from a 100 metre cliff earlier this week after the driver's navigation system took him along a narrow mountain road in northern China.

The nerve-wracking incident happened in Shanxi province's Changzhi City on January 1.

The truck driver was reportedly following his GPS, which instructed him to take the narrow mountainside road.

However, when he found that the lorry was too wide to pass through the path he reportedly tried reversing and crashed through the flimsy guardrails.

The truck is seen hanging from the steep cliff.
The nerve-wracking incident happened in Shanxi province's Changzhi City on January 1. Source: Viral Press/Australscope

The man amazingly managed to flee from the truck's cabin as it teetered just over 100m above the ground from the craggy cliff.

Terrifying footage shows the lorry barely staying on the road, with its right side hanging on the cliff's edge.

"This highway has a restriction where the maximum width of any vehicles should not exceed 6.8 metres," Mr. Wu, a motorist driving behind the truck, said.

"It's been snowing the past few days and the lorry slipped out of the road when he took a turn and now it gets stuck, blocking the traffic completely.'

Authorities deployed three towing trucks to retrieve the large vehicle, which reportedly had to be cut in half.

It took three days to finally pull it up due to its size and the road's width. Traffic through the road has returned to normal, local media reported.

The truck is seen hanging from the steep cliff as cars pile up behind.
The truck driver was allegedly following his GPS, which instructed him to take the narrow mountainside road. Source: Viral Press

ViralPress China Desk/Australscope

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