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US window cleaner survives fall

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A safety rope helped save the life a window cleaner who fell eight floors from a building in the centre of Seattle, in the US state of Washington.

Surveillance video shows the 34-year-old man falling from the building and bouncing as he hit the ground.

A fire department spokeswoman said the rope caught at the second floor and softened the impact.

Emma North reports.

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