Chinese plumber attempts to repair broken fire hydrant in just his underwear

A plumber only wearing his underwear was captured battling with the cold conditions while trying to repair a broken fire hydrant.

The video was filmed in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on January 12.

A car crashed into the fire hydrant and broke, causing water to burst out of it.

The plumber, named only as Sun, and his two other workmates went on-site to repair the fire hydrant.

In order to fix the fire hydrant as soon as possible and because he didn't want his clothes to get wet, Sun took off his clothes and trousers to go into the water column to try to turn off the valve but failed.

Sun then used a plank against the water column so he could approach the valve for water supply.

After around half an hour, he finally switched the valve off and was able to repair the fire hydrant.