A woman had a miracle escape after falling out of the window of a moving SUV while doing a 'belly dance'.
At first the unidentified woman is seen sitting out of the Mitsubishi Pajero window, before she starts her dance movements and soon falls head first into the street.
She bangs her head on the road but was evidently not seriously hurt as she is seen picking herself up and running to the Pajero as other drivers stop to offer assistance.
Had the traffic been moving faster she could have been run over.
The incident in Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, a strict Muslim republic in southern Russia, brought an angry backlash.
'Dangerous dances don't lead to good things, especially on the roads and you are a girl showing a belly dance poking out of a car window,' reported News Dagestan channel.
Locals should behave with more 'modesty and decency', said one comment.
The video was a sign that 'debauchery is everywhere'.
The driver - businessman Sharap Kurbanov, 24 - was later forced to publicly apologise for flouting traffic rules.
He said on a video: 'I want to make a statement to the people of Dagestan and all of Russia.
'I gave a lift to a young woman, and as I drove I put the music on too loud.
'I missed the moment [she started dancing], so the young woman fell out.
'In future, I promise to use seat belts and follow traffic rules, and suggest others do the same.'
This article is adapted from its original source.
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