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China shopper hit by torrent of water as it smashes on to her head after ripping through a roof

Horrifying moment a huge torrent of water smashes on to a shopper after ripping through a mall’s roof during a typhoon in China

  • The unsuspecting shopper is quickly swept away by a huge torrent of rainwater
  • It had ripped through the mall’s canvas roof during Typhoon Bailu in south China
  • Unnamed victim braces just seconds before the water hits her Sunday morning
  • She covers her ears, but torrent crashes down on her head and sends her sliding
  • Shocking footage comes from Huixing Commercial Center in Dongguan City

This is the horrifying moment a huge torrent of water breaks through a shopping centre ceiling before smashing down on to a woman.

The unsuspecting shopper is swept away by the barrage of rainwater which had ripped through the mall’s canvas roof during Typhoon Bailu in China.

The shocking footage from Huixing Commercial Center in Dongguan City, south China, shows the unnamed victim brace just seconds before the water hits her at 5.40pm.

The shocking footage from Huixing Commercial Center in Dongguan City, south China, shows the unnamed victim brace (pictured) just seconds before the water hits her at 5.40pm

She covers her ears, but the torrent crashes down on her head and overflows on to the first floor (pictured)

She covers her ears, but the torrent crashes down on her head and overflows on to the first floor (pictured)

Two seconds later, the woman reappears (left) as she slides down the second floor gallery of the shopping centre

Two seconds later, the woman reappears (left) as she slides down the second floor gallery of the shopping centre

She covers her ears, but the torrent crashes down on her head and sends her sliding out of control along the second floor of the shopping centre during the incident on Sunday.

The main impact of the wave is on the second floor, but it also spills over on to the first, where a terrified father scrambles to rescue his son from a children’s ride.

The woman and a second shopper were injured by the deluge, which is understood to have been caused by a waterlogged canvas roof which ripped under the strain of heavy rains.

The woman and a second shopper were injured by the deluge

It is understood to have been caused by a waterlogged canvas roof which ripped under the strain of heavy rains

The woman and a second shopper (both pictured) were injured by the deluge, which is understood to have been caused by a waterlogged canvas roof which ripped under the strain of heavy rains

Pictures from after the incident shows the ceiling gaping open, as well as the injured woman covered in dry clothes and sprawled out on the mall’s floor.

The shopping centre, which opened in 2016, has a signature open courtyard – which was covered by the large canvas sheet.

A spokesman for the centre said they are unsure what caused the roof to snap but officers from Shilong Town Emergency Management Office are investigating.

Pictures from after the incident shows the ceiling gaping open where the water ripped through on Sunday (pictured)

Pictures from after the incident shows the ceiling gaping open where the water ripped through on Sunday (pictured)

A shopkeeper who runs a business on the atrium's ground floor said: 'There was no warning at all. 'The huge hole was torn in the canvas and the water came crashing down'

A shopkeeper who runs a business on the atrium’s ground floor said: ‘There was no warning at all. ‘The huge hole was torn in the canvas and the water came crashing down’

A shopkeeper who runs a business on the atrium’s ground floor said: ‘There was no warning at all.

‘The huge hole was torn in the canvas and the water came crashing down.’

The injured were treated at Dongguan Third People’s Hospital and released the same day, reports said.

Typhoon Bailu, which is the 11th storm to hit China this year, saw more than 48,000 people to be evacuated before it made landfall early on Sunday morning.

There were up to 9,926 fishing boats moved before it hit China’s Fujian Province with winds of up to 56mph.

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