Giant Temple Bell Falls on Chinese Tourist, Traps Him Inside
In an accident that’s so implausible it’s almost comical, a Chinese tourist became trapped under ...
In an accident that’s so implausible it’s almost comical, a Chinese tourist became trapped under an enormous two-ton bell at a temple in Shandong, China when the bell’s supports broke while he was standing beneath it.
Unable to move the gigantic copper object, he and his friends were left with nothing to do but wait for a rescue team to come and release him from his ornate prison.
Visiting the temple with friends, Mr. Van Lin is believed to have stepped under the bell–perhaps to pose for photos or examine its inner surface–when it suddenly crashed to the ground, trapping him inside. It was only due to the bell’s tremendous size that Mr. Lin was able to avoid injury and could communicate with friends and other tourists, even popping his hands out from under the bell’s curved rim for an altogether more memorable photo opportunity.