Young Woman Struck By Metal Falling From Skyscraper

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This footage reportedly shows a young shop owner’s final moments as a 9-foot steel frame falls onto her head from the side of the shopping centre where she works.

The fatal accident happened at the popular Maoye World shopping complex in the city of Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi Province, where the unnamed victim, 25, is said to have owned a sporting goods shop.

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Witnesses identified the woman as the owner of athletics goods retailer Anta, which is inside the glass- and metal-clad skyscraper.

CCTV footage captured her walking outside the building heading in when the 9-foot long steel frame hits her on the head from above, knocking her to the ground on the afternoon of 9th September.

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The lengthy metal object is believed to have come off the side of the building, and it reportedly caused the woman fatal head injuries.

Videos taken by witnesses showed paramedics tending to the victim at the scene as she lies motionless on the public square outside the shopping complex.

But she was declared dead after attempts to revive her were unsuccessful, reports said.

Maoye World has yet to put out a statement regarding the accident at the time of writing.

Taiyuan police are reportedly investigating the case, but it was not clear whether there were any suspects or if any arrests were made.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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