Relief as mural painters are rescued from dangling scaffold in Mexico City

A rescuer reaches a stranded painter in Mexico City
A rescuer reaches a stranded painter in Mexico City Copyright AP
By Euronews with AP
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The four painters were stranded for several hours before rescuers managed to get them down to safety


Four mural painters were rescued from a scaffolding that had come loose and was left dangling twenty meters above the ground in Mexico city on Monday.

The painters' plight lasted for several hours before rescueres were able to get on the rooftop of the building and rappel down to the stranded painters, they then equiped them with a harnass before lowering them to the ground one by one.

The crowd of onlookers that had gathered below greeted the painters with cheers once they were finally on safe ground.

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