Woman plunges 23 stories, and lives

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Witnesses say they saw a woman throw herself from the 23rd story of a Buenos Aires hotel today -- and survive.

They say the woman landed in a sitting position on the roof of a taxi.

The car's driver got out just before the impact, which deeply dented his roof and shattered the windshield.

The woman, identified as a 30-year-old Argentine, was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors said she was being operated on for injuries including internal bleeding and broken hips and ribs.

Officials estimate the woman fell nearly 330 feet.
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