Wok Falls Off a Building, Hits Elderly Man on His Head


Authorities in southwest China are investigating the case of a mysterious frying wok which fell from a building and caused severe injury to an elderly man.

The victim of the unfortunate incident was identified as 81-year-old Wang Juqing, who was given 17 stitches after sustaining wounds that caused bleeding in the head.

Wang was walking beneath a residential building in Jingyan county in Leshan, Sichuan Province, on May 17 when the wok suddenly fell from the sky, MailOnline reports.

As Wang’s relatives are now facing expensive medical bills, the police are trying to figure out who is responsible for the injuries.

So far, none of the residents have come forward to either claim responsibility or offer any helpful information. Investigators are reportedly looking into matching the residents’ fingerprints with the ones found on the wok, which ended up badly deformed from the impact.

Surveillance footage of the incident shows Wang walking when the wok landed straight on his head, which he immediately held in pain as he looked around to find help. Fortunately, several passersby came to his aid and pressed on the wound while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

“I was walking back home for dinner and it hit straight at my forehead,” he was quoted as saying.

According to Leshan Police, they have collected fingerprints from every resident living in the building in a bid to find if there’s any match.

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