A woman who fell down a well in central China has been rescued after 15 days, says a report by state media.
Sue Qixiu, age 38, fell into the 4 meter-deep (12 feet) well in Zhongfeng Village in Henan province on September 1.
Firefighters rescued her Monday afternoon, September 16.
Her husband told state media that she survived by eating raw corn and drinking rainwater that fell into the well.
The well is surrounded by tall corn stalks and hard to see, and inside the walls are too smooth to climb, said the Xinhua report.
Relatives searched for the missing woman but were unable to locate her.
“Although Su did not have any obvious injuries, she still could not speak or eat. Function of her internal organs has not recovered, but she is in stable condition and receiving fluids,” the report said.
Five people died in July after falling into a well in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua said.
A farmer initially fell into that well in Longya village, followed by four other people who tried to save him but also fell in. Image/BBC