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This is the shocking moment a metal pipe falls from a ninth-floor construction site and whacks two women’s heads on the pavement leaving one of them to die in a pool of blood.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in the district of Huashan in the city of Ma’anshan located in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui and shared on social media.
In the shocking footage, a young woman in black is seen approaching an elderly woman in a beige jacket on the busy pavement.
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All of a sudden, two metal pipes and other materials fall from the sky. One pipe strikes both women on the head at the same time and they fall to the ground.
In the next scene, the elderly woman in beige is seen lying on the ground with blood pouring from her head before medics attend to her in front of a large crowd of onlookers.
According to local media, the 27-year-old pedestrian was hospitalised in a conscious state while the 78-year-old woman died from her head injury on the scene.
According to local media, the owner of Xianglong Hotel, identified as Mr Zhang Yiheng, hired two workers to remove an old canopy on the ninth floor.
A strong gust of wind reportedly blew up the canopy as two metal pipes were resting on it, sending them crashing to the pavement below.
Meanwhile, the local police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident.
Netizen ‘Abren’ commented: “This was an accident caused by people, not the wind.”
Another social media user said: “We should wear armour when walking on the pavement!”