A man's head became stuck in a small washing machine Sunday and he had to be rescued by local firefighters in Fuquing, China.
The South China Morning Post reported
Monday that the man's head became stuck in the washing machine while he was looking inside of it while it was still switched on.
Others living with the man tried to pull him out of the washing machine without success and called authorities. The man, who was not identified, was freed by fire crews after 40 minutes of cutting the machine open.
According to CNN
, which cited the Fuzhou City fire department's official Weibo social media account, rescuers forcibly separated the drum from the washing machine frame and then carefully broke it open while the man's head was still inside.
"I managed to stick my head into the machine very easily, so I don't understand why I got stuck on the way out," the victim said, according to the Daily Mail
The man suffered only minor injuries in the accident. It was hardly the first time Chinese firefighters had to rescue someone from a tight space. CNN reported that in April, a 3-year-old boy got his head stuck in a sunroof and needed help to be freed.
Last year, a woman was rescued after she became stuck between two walls trying to retrieve something she dropped, noted CNN.
Some on social media took a humorous view of the incident.
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