Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
A woman shopper was killed when a concrete block plunged from a building onto her head while she walked arm in arm with a pal.
The 50-year-old victim died from massive head injuries but her friend – just inches away – survived completely unhurt.
Shocking CCTV footage of the gruesome death shows the friends walking arm in arm down a shop-lined street in Jiujiang city, Jiangxi Province, northern China.
As they stroll down the street a concrete block came loose from the sixth floor of a building and his the victim.
Police confirmed that the woman died in the accident that happened at 11am and that the building where the number of cement fell from had been built in 2002.
She was confirmed dead by emergency workers at 11:20am.
Police added that they were still investigating the incident and said that the number of cement was part of wall decoration and it was being checked whether the warranty was still held with the original developer or if it had since been passed to the property manager.