A Chinese acrobat has fallen to her death during an aerial silks performance with her husband in Anhui province.
The woman, surnamed Sun, fell to the stage while performing a mid-air routine on Saturday with her husband in a village near the city of Suzhou.
She was taken to hospital but died of her injuries. In a viral video of the incident, Zhang can be seen holding onto the ropes with both hands as Sun clings onto him. As they get higher, Sun appears to lose her grip and Zhang fails to catch Sun with his legs.
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A lot of discussions on Chinese socials today about the fatal accident that happened last night in Suzhou during a live acrobatic show. The female performer did not wear safety lines and she fell. She was rushed to hospital but passed away. (video end cut due to shocking content) pic.twitter.com/l5DCf0ilN1
— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) April 16, 2023