A woman from Chongqing has fallen to her death after the guardrail on her balcony gave way as she was outside appreciating the snow.
As the city received the first snow since 1996 due to the cold front enveloping Southern China, residents of Chongqing rushed into the streets and crowded around windows to take photos of the unusual weather.
Phoenix reports that for one unfortunate woman in Chongqing, the light fall of snow turned out to be more deadly than she would have at first imagined.
Eyewitnesses report that around 9:00 a.m. they saw an object fall from the 24th floor of an apartment building in the city. Shortly after, residents on the first floor discovered that it was in fact a woman who had taken the plunge and landed in a garden below. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A guardrail from her balcony was found on the ground beside her body, leading authorities to speculate that the 49-year-old must have been leaning over the balcony to take in views of the snow before it gave way and led to her fall.
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