A Chinese woman who accidentally fell from the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment was caught by her husband standing below.

The unnamed woman, from Chengdu in Southwestern China, suffered only minor injuries from hitting an awning on the third floor and a power line on the second.

The husband who was returning home from buying cigarettes after a quarrel with his wife said he saw her sitting on the balcony and "rushed and caught her" the minute he saw her fall.