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Pedestrian climbs along power lines to cross a busy road in Vietnam



He's no chicken - but he's crossing the road: Brave man climbs along POWER LINES to get across busy street

  • The man climbs along power lines traversing the busy road in Hanoi 
  • Cars and motorbikes rush past seemingly oblivious to the man dangling above
  • Onlookers praised his agility but worried for his safety in light of the risky move

By Sarah Ktisti For Mailonline

Published: 06:53 EST, 7 December 2018 | Updated: 07:14 EST, 7 December 2018

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A pedestrian in Vietnam's capital Hanoi decided to take measures into his own hands in the middle of a busy road and started climbing along a bunch of power cables in an effort to cross the road.

The man, who must have been in a hurry, decided to try out a Spiderman-like manoeuvre in mid-air and traverse the busy thoroughfare in what looked like heavy traffic.

The pedestrian was seen inching his way along the telephone and electricity lines above a jam-packed road in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday morning. 

Locals believe he had become so fed up of waiting for a break in the traffic to walk across the road, that he had simply clambered up a pole and walked across on the power lines.  

The man's acrobatics left at least one passing motorist bewildered, questioning why he would risk his life just to cross the road, while others understood how frustrating it is at times to wait for an eternity to cross the busy street
The man's acrobatics left at least one passing motorist bewildered, questioning why he would risk his life just to cross the road, while others understood how frustrating it is at times to wait for an eternity to cross the busy street

The man's acrobatics left at least one passing motorist bewildered, questioning why he would risk his life just to cross the road, while others understood how frustrating it is at times to wait for an eternity to cross the busy street

Motorists were shocked to see a man hanging from power cables as they made their way through Hanoi
Motorists were shocked to see a man hanging from power cables as they made their way through Hanoi
The man can be seen inching his way across the power cables as cars and motorbikes zip passed him below
The man can be seen inching his way across the power cables as cars and motorbikes zip passed him below

Locals believe he had become so fed up of waiting for a break in the traffic to walk across the road, that he clambered up a pole and walked across on the power lines

The man's acrobatics left at least one passing motorist bewildered.

'I still can't understand it. They're power lines,' said Tu Thanh Bui, who recorded the scene. 'Was he so desperate to cross the road that he risked his life?' 

Others also suggested that that man had taken the extreme measure in a bid to overcome Vietnam's notoriously choc-a-bloc traffic congestion.  

'I know this part of the road. It's very busy and difficult to cross. I think this is smart idea, as long as the electricity is not on,' added Minh Chen, another passerby. 

Meanwhile, some social media users branded the man 'spider man' and praised his agility. 

'He has very good balance. It looks like spider man has come to Vietnam. I hope he made it across the road safely,' said Nguyen Trang.

The pedestrian was seen inching his way along the telephone and electricity lines above a jam-packed road in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday morning. Some social media users branded the man 'spider man' and praised his agility
The pedestrian was seen inching his way along the telephone and electricity lines above a jam-packed road in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday morning. Some social media users branded the man 'spider man' and praised his agility

The pedestrian was seen inching his way along the telephone and electricity lines above a jam-packed road in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday morning. Some social media users branded the man 'spider man' and praised his agility

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