This is the shocking moment a fallen icicle smashed through the windshield of a parked SUV in northern China.
CCTV footage taken in Heilongjiang province on November 17 shows the vehicle’s driver chatting with his friend when the ice fell and almost hit his head. It allegedly broke off from the 16th floor of a nearby building.
The driver, Mr. Bai, said: ‘If I boarded the car two seconds earlier, I wouldn’t be so lucky.’
The building’s owner agreed to cover 80% of the car repair costs.
Parts of northern China were hit by record snowfall last week, disrupting public transportation and sparking concerns over an unreliable power supply throughout winter. A cold front moving from west to east across the country caused temperatures to plummet by as much as 14 degrees.
State media said at least one person has died in Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia.
Local news magazine China News Weekly said the snowfall was the worst to hit northern China since 1951.