TV reporter who fell 25 floors dies

February 18th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Wenzhou (China), Feb 18 (Xinhua) A TV reporter, who fell from the roof of a 25-storeyed building Tuesday in China’s Zhejiang province, died Wednesday, an official said.
Bao Cunliang, 38, a Wenzhou TV Station reporter, died at 2.10 a.m. He fell off the station’s building Tuesday morning, said Dong Jinghai, news director of the TV station.

Bao was shooting streets in the rain by himself, but the view was obstructed by the wall surrounding the roof. Bao stood on the wall which was more than one metre high and only 20 cm wide, Dong said.

Dong said there was a strong wind at the time, but it was not clear whether the wind might have caused the reporter to fall.

Bao fell on the windshield of a car and was rushed to hospital. His camera was smashed and lay in debris around him. He suffered brain and chest injuries in addition to several fractures.

Bao was married and had a 10-year-old daughter.

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