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4/3/2007 Beijing - A Chinese woman survived a fall from a sixth-floor balcony after she landed on a large pile of excrement dug up by workers clearing a septic tank, state media said on Tuesday.

The unnamed woman was stretching to hang washing when she lost her balance and fell from the balcony at her home in the southern city of Nanjing on Monday, the semi-official China News Service quoted a local newspaper as saying.

The woman suffered only minor injuries after the 20-centimetre heap cushioned her fall, the agency said.

Workers had been dredging the tank after complaints by local residents, it said.

(Contributed by IOL)