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Police are investigating after this unsuspecting pensioner had his skull shattered by falling concrete cladding while chatting outside a florists, as shown in the video.
CCTV footage from the city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province in Central China, shows the 65-year-old standing in front of the flower shop on the ground floor of the Hongjing Apartments where he lives.
The resident Zhou, who was identified by his surname, is standing underneath an awning when the large slab of concrete cladding strikes the top of the canvas and crashes onto his head, the video shows.
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According to the florist, surnamed Chen, the pensioner had come downstairs to put out his refuse and stopped at the entrance of her shop to chat with her.
Chen said she turned to get something and heard a loud “crash”, after which she saw Zhou lying on the ground, his head covered in blood and debris.
The pensioner was taken to Huangpi People’s Hospital and was sadly declared dead after failed attempts to revive him.
According to reports, the concrete slab fell from decorative cladding on the 15th floor of the 17-storey building.
Family members quoted doctors as saying Zhou’s skull had been “shattered” by the freak accident.
His son said: “The building’s managing agent has yet to provide us with a proper explanation.”
Investigations are still ongoing.