Chinese TikTok star records himself falling 160 feet to death from crane – world news
TikTok star Xiao Qiumei, 23, missed a step and died from the crane she used near her home in Quzhou city, west China’s Zhejiang Province, her family said. .
A Chinese TikTok star filmed herself falling 160 feet from a crane, according to reports.
Xiao Qiumei, 23, missed a step and fell after completing a shift with a crane near his home in Quzhou City, west China’s Zhejiang Province, his family said.
The mother-of-two is said to have filmed herself chatting when the tragedy occurred and footage from her phone apparently shows him falling to the ground.
Her family denies checking in during working hours, but witnesses say she collapsed to death with her phone in hand, reports the Daily Star.
The mom of two had built up a significant number of people online of 100,000 who got a glimpse of her life working at the helm of a huge crane.
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Relatives of Qiumei claim that she was a professional at work and allegedly left her cell phone in her bag during working hours.
Her family, however, confirmed that Qiumei died from a fall while completing a shift with the crane around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.
They explained that she simply missed a step and fell as a result.
The mother’s funeral has already taken place as well as a cremation according to local customs.
Qiumei’s ashes were placed on a small table under an umbrella.
It comes after TikTok star Rochelle Hager died at the age of 31 in a “freak driving accident” in March.
Rochelle, who was known to fans as the username @ roeurboat3, was killed after a tree fell on the roof of her car as she went through winds of up to 50 mph.
In a press release obtained by E! News, Farmington Police Chief Kenneth Charles reported high winds knocked a pine branch off the roof of the 2015 Nissan Rogue Rochelle.
“There was nothing she could do to avoid it,” added Charles.
Authorities called the incident “tragic and unique” and confirmed that Rochelle was killed instantly.
Rochelle had amassed 123,000 subscribers on TikTok and accumulated over 1.2 million likes for her video content.
Her partner and star colleague at TikTok, Brittanie Lynn, paid a heartfelt tribute after the tragic news was confirmed.
“I can’t eat or sleep,” Brittanie wrote. “All I can do is make videos and I wish you were here with me #rip #myangel.”
Brittanie then made the decision to visit the crash site where she filmed herself mourning Britannie and revealed they were engaged.
“Thank you all for keeping her memory alive and reaching out,” Britannie told her followers.
Then addressing Rochelle, Brittannie added, “Thanks for showing me what true love is. I love you forever.”
The two were planning to tie the knot in October to heartbroken Brittannie, leaving one of their invitations at the scene of her partner’s fatal car crash.