Video: Mall ceiling comes crashing down due to heavy rain
A huge gush of water broke through the ceiling and smashed the woman down.
By Web Report
Published: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 10:00 PM
Last updated: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 9:35 AM
An innocent shopper was swept away by a volley of rainwater that ripped through a mall's canvas roof in China on Sunday, August 25. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the incident took place during Typhoon Bailu in China. A huge gush of water broke through the ceiling and smashed the woman down. The footage of the incident was retrieved from the Huixing Commercial Center in Dongguan City, located in south China and showed the woman bracing herself just seconds before being hit by the huge torrent of water. She is seen covering her ears right before the water torrent lands on her head and sends her crashing down the second floor of the shopping mall. Another shopper along with the woman endured serious injuries as a result of the incident. A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said. A 17-year-old died and two children were also injured in another landslide in the northern Philippines on Saturday, authorities reported. In Taiwan, an 18-year-old motorcycle rider died shortly before midnight in Tainan city after hitting a fallen tree, a disaster response official said. The number of injured across Taiwan has reached nine. Tropical Storm Bailu brought heavy rain and winds up to 118 kilometers (73 miles) per hour as it crossed the southern half of the island. Fourteen tourists were among those trapped after the landslide in Hualien county. About 450 people were evacuated around the island and 12,000 households were without power late Saturday afternoon. The storm made a second landfall in China's Fujian province on Sunday with maximum winds weakening to 90 kmh (55 mph), the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Tropical storms and typhoons, which gather strength from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, hit Taiwan, China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam from June through November each year. (With inputs from AP)