Chinese TikTok star falls to death while recording livestream on a crane
Team Udayavani, Jul 28, 2021, 11:17 AM IST
Chinese TikTok star, Xiao Qiumei died after falling from a 160-foot crane while recording a video in Quzhou, China.
Xiao, 23-year-old was a crane operator by profession and was reportedly filming a live stream video inside a crane cabin before plunging to her death.
The Sun reported that witnesses saw Xiao fall to the ground with her phone still in her hand on June 20 at around 5:40 p.m. when most of her co-workers went home. According to the report, the phone was still in her hand while she crashed to the ground.
Her family confirmed her death, stating that she fell as a result of a misstep and not because of an internet stunt.
A disturbing video has surfaced on the internet. The video showed the influencer filming herself minutes before falling down from the nearly 160 feet crane.
After a while, the camera suddenly drops down and cuts to blurry footage of the crane equipment.
Xiao Qiumei was one of the most popular content creators and TikTok artists in China, with more than 100,000 followers on the platform.
A mother of two, she regularly shared videos of her daily life and profession with her followers. Her dance videos also were a huge hit on the platform.
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