These kids literally had to scale a cliff to get home from school

May 27, 2016 7:54 PM

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These kids literally had to scale a cliff to get home from school

BEIJING - Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky - on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face.

After pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner of China's mountainous west, their village may be getting some assistance by way of a safer, more modern piece of infrastructure: a solid set of steel stairs.

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