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Drivers Narrowly Escape Death After Truck Towing Semi Slides Off Icy Norway Cliff


OSLO, Norway (The Blaze/AP) — Amazingly, the drivers of two trucks that fell 60 meters (200 feet) down a snow-covered cliff in central Norway came out of the situation alive.

Video footage shows the driver of a tow truck just barely getting out of his cab before it was pulled down the cliff by the other truck it was trying to rescue. Police say a Lithuanian truck driver suck inside the secondary truck suffered broken bones but survived after his vehicle tumbled.

Police spokesman Geir Riise said Monday the truck didn’t have the right tires and was being towed up a serpentine mountain road in Leirfjord, some 700 kilometers (435 miles) north of Oslo, when it slid to the side and tipped over the guard rail.

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A video shot from another car showed the trailer rolling down the side of the cliff Sunday, pulling along the rescue vehicle. Here's the whole of that footage:

The tow truck driver jumped out just in time but the Lithuanian driver went down with the larger truck. He was taken to a hospital which said he had several bone fractures but is in stable condition.

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