Woman Injured by a Falling Watermelon in Shanghai

By Urban Family, July 18, 2019

1 0


This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.

By Yuzhou Hu

A woman was hit and injured by a falling watermelon after the object was tossed from a high-rise in Shanghai. The incident has drawn the attention of the whole society and incited another round of appeals to create a law to prevent these types of actions, reports Kankanews.

READ MORE: Falling Window Crushes Young Boy in Shenzhen

The woman, surnamed Jia, lives on Chunshen Lu in Minhang district and runs a grocery store on the ground floor of the building. According to a photo provided by Jia, her foot swelled immediately after being struck by the watermelon. The injury was diagnosed as soft tissue contusion by doctors.

Image via Kankanews

To Jia’s disappointment, the person who dropped the watermelon from the building was never found. To make things worse, this is not the first time Jia encountered falling objects at the building. “I have called the police three times in the past month for the same reason,” stated Jia. “I strongly demand the installment of surveillance cameras for the sake of those who live here and the pedestrians.”

However, at this point it’s not possible to install cameras in and around the building. “To install these cameras, we must obtain the permission of at least 60% of the property owners in the residential community,” explained Jiang Chunwei, the property manager. “A great number of them disagree due to cost or privacy issues.”

READ MORE: Young Girl Severely Injured by Falling Object in Nanjing 

Unfortunately, the occurrence of people intentionally throwing objects off the building has become increasingly common. In July alone, multiple objects have been tossed from higher floors of the building. These items range from fire extinguishers to knives to dogs.

Image via The Paper

Image via 交通事儿/Weibo

Image via 宣克炅/WeChat

READ MORE: You May Soon Have a Camera Pointed at Your Apartment Window in Guangzhou

Shocked by these malicious actions, most netizens agree that it’s time to legislate against such behaviors.

“The perpetrators should be heavily punished. Otherwise they will never learn,” argued one netizen. “In my opinion, the gravity of actions like this is no less than that of murder.”

[Cover image via Pexels]

This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

more news

Residents Unwilling to Pay After Falling Object Kills Baby in China

Thirty households are appealing a verdict that all residents must pay compensation to the family.

Fauci & Zhong: Comparing US and China Public Health Leaders

As we’ve learned, health crises have a way of introducing the world to key figures tasked with the responsibility of ensuring public health.

WATCH: Woman Breaks Down in Public After Testing Positive For COVID-19

The woman was quickly escorted out of the mall and sent to the hospital.

Residents May Pay for Damages Caused by Falling Objects

China's new civil code intends to hold all residents liable in the event that a falling object causes damage and the perpetrator cannot be identified.

Unmasked: Beijing Scraps Mask Rules in 'Safe' Public Areas

Beijing residents can all take a deep unmasked sigh of relief.

China, Here Are Your 2020 Public Holidays

It's time to start planning your next adventure, because the General Office of the State Council has just released the 2020 public holiday schedule.

China Cracks Down on Illegal School Buses Amid Safety Concerns

On November 11, the Ministry of Education announced that it will impose more severe punishments on anyone operating illegal school buses.

For Glass Sake! 32 Glass Bridges Close Over Safety Concerns in China

Hebei, known for its mountainous landscape has temporarily shuttered all of its glass-bottomed attractions.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives