This is the incredible moment a group of villagers teamed up to stop a truck from sliding into a river in east China.
More than 100 men took turns to pull up the truck that had slipped 20 metres (66feet) down a slope.
The volunteers joined forces with the truck driver and managed to bring the vehicle back onto a nearby road.
The white truck is about to fall into a river when rescuers get ready to pull it up in China
Team effort! More than 100 men can be seen pulling the truck up a slippery river bank
As stated by People’s Daily Online, Gao Feng, a community centre officer of Sinyi town in Fuyang of Anhui Province, noticed a truck stalling at the edge of a river bank on March 7.
The driver of the truck, Mr He, explained that his vehicle went off to the slope when he tried to reverse his vehicle on a slippery road.
‘I could not save the truck no matter how hard I pressed on the gas pedal,’ Mr He said.
Anhui Firefighters arrived and stated.it would be difficult to use the fire engine to pull up the truck due to lack of space on the road.
The truck was stuck at about 20 metres from the road.
A few men fall as they struggle to stand on the slope while pulling the rope with bare hands
They take turns and swap positions until the truck is dragged back on the road
Mr Gao then called for volunteers in the village and more than 100 men came to offer their help, he told the reporter.
They attached two ropes to the front of the truck and formed two lines before trying to stop the truck from falling into the river.
Video shows the men pulling the ropes with their bare hands as they stood on the river bank.
Over 100 men joined forces as they took turns to help out, stated the report.
Mr He can also be seen steering his truck while the rescuers were struggling to stand firm on the muddy grass.
Almost there! Mr He, the truck driver, presses on the gas pedal in a bid to save time and energy
After a few minutes of rescue, the truck is brought back to the roadside without any damages
Mr He offered cigarettes to the volunteers as return but they kindly rejected
A few minutes later, the truck was pulled up and back on the road.
‘Thank you very much! It could have been much worse if you all didn’t help out!’ Mr He told the villagers.
Mr He also offered cigarettes to the volunteers as a thank you gift but they kindly rejected.
Two days later, he brought a thank you flag to express his gratitude to the men who helped out in Sinyi.
Mr Gao has also set up a warning sign by roadside to remind other drivers to be careful of road conditions.
Sinyi community will also hold a meeting to arrange better transport control on the road.