Billboard blown over by Typhoon Chanthu falls on woman in China


This is the moment a billboard blown over by strong winds fell on a woman at a shopping complex in China.

CCTV footage shows the 4 x 1.5 meter billboard getting dragged by gusts from Typhoon Chanthu in Changfeng Joy City, Shanghai on September 13. The woman ran to avoid getting hit, but was knocked out after the billboard slammed her on the head. Concerned mallgoers rushed to the unconscious lady’s aid, lifting the heavy advertisement board off of her.

The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital and did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. According to authorities, wheels at the base of the billboard caused the accident.

Chanthu, which has been downgraded from a super typhoon on Sunday, remains a formidable storm, and is forecasted to lash eastern China, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai until Wednesday. The Ministry of Water Resources has issued a mild Level-IV emergency response for floods.

The storm has prompted the closure of ports in Zhoushan and Ningbo, as well as triggered flight cancellations in Shanghai on Monday. Flights will resume in Shanghai by Tuesday afternoon.

Chanthu spared China a direct hit, lingering over the mouth of the Yangtze River on Tuesday. The National Meteorological Center said the typhoon is expected to weaken on Wednesday night as it moves northeast towards Japan and South Korea.