Most brides would expect the earth to move on their wedding day - but not literally. TV reporter Chen Ying was just about to take her nuptials when a massive earthquake, which has so for far claimed more than 150 lives, struck in southern China.
But instead of panicking, her journalistic instincts kicked in and she got straight to work on reporting from the scene.
no time to ditch her bridal gown and veil, the intrepid reporter
grabbed a mic and began describing the scene in the province of Sichuan.
footage of her extraordinary dedication has gone viral on the Chinese
social networking site, Weibo, where users are praising her professional
than 5,500 people are reported to have been injured in the earthquake
which struck mountainous Lushan county shortly after 8am this morning
local time, and 19 people have been reported missing in the wake of the
earthquake, while not as destructive as the one in 2008, toppled
buildings, triggered landslides and disrupted phone and power
connections in the region.
The quake - measured by the earthquake
administration at magnitude-7.0 and by the U.S. Geological Survey at
6.6 - struck the steep hills of Lushan county shortly after 8 a.m., when
many people were at home, sleeping or having breakfast