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27/10/2015 07:08 GMT | Updated 27/10/2015 07:59 GMT

Suicidal Woman On Bridge Saved By Bus Driver

CCTV footage has captured the moment a quick-thinking bus driver leapt from his vehicle to save a suicidal woman standing on a bridge.

The incident occurred on the Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing, eastern China, on Sunday, People’s Daily Online reports.

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The driver brought the vehicle to a halt and leapt to the woman's aid

The film reveals that the woman, wearing a pink dress, was standing on the railings of the bridge when the driver threw on the emergency brake, and dashed out of the bus to help her.

She can be seen crying and struggling as she is helped towards the bus and local media reports she was taken for counselling after the incident.

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