One-legged road cleaner who is also deaf and mute works 4am shifts for 12 years despite his disabilities (and he's NEVER taken a day off)

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A disabled sanitation worker has moved the Chinese public after getting to work at 4am every day for 12 years - be it rain or shine, snow or sleet.

Shang Wuyi, 46, cannot hear or speak and has only one leg, but his disabilities have never stopped his passion for work.

Colleague - Mr - Shang - Day - Streets

One colleague claimed Mr Shang has never taken a single day off after being tasked to sweep four streets in Xi'an, a provincial capital of China.

Mr Shang said that he loves working because he was born on May 1, which is the International Workers' Day, according to People's Daily Online, citing the local Huashang Newspaper.

Roads - Help - Walking - Stick - Colleagues

He sweeps the roads with the help of a walking stick, and is more hardworking than any of his colleagues.

Mr Shang's wife Wang Yaqin is also a road sweeper, and she works alongside her husband.

Couple - Years - Streets - Metres - Feet

The couple, who have been married for 21 years, are required to sweep four streets, which are about 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) long in total.

According to Wang Yaqin, Mr Shang and his sister were both born deaf because their mother was deaf.

Leg - Train - Coming - Woman - Kan

He lost his left leg when he was seven after being run over by a train because he couldn't hear the locomotive coming, the woman told Kan Kan News.

A colleague, Mr Yao, told Huashang Newspaper that their shifts start from...
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