An acrobat performing with her partner fell to her death in a tragic video that has emerged.
On Saturday, during a performance in Suzhou, China, Sun Moumou, aged 37, collapsed to the stage while dancing midair.
A video has surfaced online showing a Chinese acrobat who died while performing a routine in the air with her husband.
Acrobat Sun Moumou from China fell during a midair performance with her husband, Zhang.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday when the 37-year-old couple performed in the Chinese village of Hougao in the Anhui province.
A Crane Can Be Seen Lifting The Couple Into The Air
Sun can be seen holding onto her husband while he is suspended by ropes in both arms. In the video, she locks her hands behind his head and stands on his feet.
Sun appears to lose her balance and falls to the ground before her husband can support her with his legs.
According to a statement from the Tongqiao government, she was transferred to a hospital but later succumbed to her injuries.
According to one of their colleagues who spoke to reporters, Sun did not die immediately from the fall. The coworker stated that Sun was still breathing weakly when rescue teams arrived on the scene.
Other events planned for the weekend were also canceled as Chinese authorities investigated the tragic incident.
The couple reportedly disagreed due to Sun's refusal to wear a safety line, which was witnessed by the audience.
Her husband, however, denied these allegations.
"We were always happy together. There was no fight. As I am in the middle of the process of dealing with all of this, I can't disclose any specific details at this time," he said to Yangzi Evening News.
The Tongqiao government issued a statement on Tuesday, April 18, stating that officials had classified the incident as an 'accident' following an inquiry.
They stated that the Anhui Yaxi Performing Arts Media Company was contacted by the owner of a nearby farming company to organize the show.
The investigation revealed that the company had yet to obtain official approval before the performance and had failed to provide necessary safety measures and emergency protocols during the show.
The statement also indicated that the use of a crane was illegal.
The organization responsible for the event is facing a fine of over $7,000 (£5,623) for reportedly 'holding commercial performances without proper approval.'
Additionally, the municipal Department of Culture and Tourism has stated that they will be 'dealt with appropriately.'