China earthquake: Chinese reporter in wedding dress covers earthquake aftermath (Video)

By on Apr 21, 2013 in Asia, Natural Disasters Comments

A Chinese reporter reported live on TV about the aftermath of the devastating earthquake this Saturday, April 20, 2013, while wearing her wedding gown and veil, as shown in the video below. This is because it was also her wedding day. But due to the call of duty, she left her wedding and went back to work at once.

Chinese reporter wedding earthquake

Chinese reporter in wedding dress
Image Credit: Weibo

As noted at South Morning China Post, the dedicated Chinese reporter was identified as Chen Ying, an anchorwoman at a local news network. Her wedding was set in Ya’an, a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province of Southwest China, where it was among the areas badly hit by the earthquake.

According to the report, the footage has since gone viral on Chinese social media service Weibo, and tons of users praised her for having a “professional spirit” and superb dedication to her job. Some reports say that it was a 6.9-magnitude earthquake, but the USGS said it is 6.6, while local media says it is 7.0.

The photo of the said Chinese reporter in wedding dress was also posted at social site Reddit, and immediately went viral, and now has more than 700, most of them are positive comments. However, it was not reported as to how long she stayed in the earthquake zone, and if she returned to her wedding.

Meanwhile, as of this writing, local reports said that the death toll is now 157 and more than 5,000 people were injured due to the massive earthquake, which occurred at around 8 a.m. (Beijing time). Chinese Central Television (CCTV) reported that around 1.5 million people have been affected by the tremor.

The Chinese Earthquake Administration announced that there were at least 624 aftershocks detected as of 6 p.m. (local time). At least 14 of them were above 4.0-magnitude, and two of them were measured above 5.0. Lushan and Baoxing are now noted to be among the areas widely affected by the strong earthquake.

Chinese reporter reports about earthquake, while wearing her wedding dress (In Chinese language)
Video Credit: 2013videoswatch/LiveLeak/YouTube

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