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Two window cleaners in China experienced a dizzying 15-minute ride after their platform spun out of control and crashed into the side of a Shanghai skyscraper. This incredible footage was captured by a diner inside of a restaurant located on the 91st floor of the 1614-foot (492 metre) tall Shanghai World Financial Centre on Thursday morning. It shows the platform swinging violently back and forth and smashing into the glass windows at high speed – causing them to crack.
According to news reports, two pieces of curtain wall on the 91st and 92nd floors were broken as a result of the impacts and the two window cleaners were treated in hospital with minor bruises. It is thought that strong winds set the cradle swinging. The exact cause of the incident is still being investigated,” reports The Telegraph.