Women have a lucky escape when balcony collapses as they walk into apartment block and sheets of slate crash down just inches from them
- The two women walk up the flight of stairs in the city of Izhevsk in Russia
- Pair then notice large sheets of slate begin to fall from the high-rise building
- Women rush down steps to avoid the slabs as they come crashing down
This is the shocking moment two women narrowly avoid being crushed by debris from a collapsing balcony after it plunged from a high-rise building.
CCTV footage captured in the city of Izhevsk in Russia shows the two women walking up a flight of steps in front of the five-storey apartment block when they realise the slabs of slate are starting to fall.
The women immediately rush down the steps and avoid the slabs as they come crashing down.
The two women walk up the flight of stairs in front of the five-storey building in the city of Izhevsk in Russia
The pair notice the slates from a balcony begin to fall and dash out of the way
During the clip, which was filmed on April 23, the two women walk towards the entrance of the apartment block.
Within seconds, the pair look up to see the falling sheets of slate and try to move out of the way.
They make their way back down the flight of stairs to safety as the large slabs plummet to the ground.
One of the slabs brushes against the ankle of one of the women who stumbles before managing to make her way down the stairs onto the pavement.
The incident just months after a father-of-one had to run for safety when a giant slab of concrete fell 100ft from a high-rise residential building as he cleared ice from his car windscreen in the Russian port city Vladivostok.
The women make their way down the flight of stairs as the sheets of slate crash to the ground
One of the women stumbles on the stairs as one of the large slabs brushes against her ankle
The slab plunged from the side of the building on the ninth floor on Neibuta Street.
Last month a mother had to save her toddler from being crushed by a falling slab of snow after it plunged to the ground from a building in Yaroslavl, in the western Russian region of Yaroslavl Oblast.
The pair were able to make it to safely to the other side of the road as the slabs of snow fell to the ground.
In 2017, a mother who was nearly killed when a concrete slab from an apartment block balcony fell onto her head in St Petersburg, Russia.