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A regular visitor to the Arrive Alive website emailed a story of a lucky escape which we would also like to share with our readers:

“You’d think that they’d at least put up a flag to let people know there’s a 100 mt hole there. This happened in Saudi.

In areas where there is fresh water under ground the locals dig wells and support the sides with concrete and stones to keep the sand from falling back in to the well. Some of these are up to 100 meters deep.

This particular one was 60 meters deep and 4 meters wide, located Outside the small town of Riyadh in the center of Saudi.

The guys went out in the desert for a bit of 4X4 fun on a Thursday when one of them drove in to the well and dropped 60 meters to the bottom with his
V8 Cruiser.

Rescue workers retrieved the car and the driver had a mild concussion from hitting his head against the wind screen.

Hard to believe he is alive…”
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