Video: Woman nearly crushed to death by tree on footpath

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The terrifying moment a woman was just inches away from being crushed by a tree in Russia has been caught on camera.

Tree surgeons are seen hacking the tree with a chain saw, before moving away from the path as it falls.

But a passerby hidden under a brolly is completely oblivious to what's happening and strolls on past just as the tree is falling.

It's only when it falls right behind her, missing her by inches, that she realises what happened.

One of the tree surgeons appears to make a hand gesture telling her to look where she's going.

However, perhaps they should have checked first whether there was anyone coming before they chopped it down.

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