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Aerialist falls to her death during live performance

Ms Sun (L) and Mr Zhang (R) who performed the stunt.Photo Credit. BBC

A Chinese trapeze artist has died after falling to her death during a performance on Saturday.

The acrobat woman, named Sun, fell during a flying-trapeze performance in the city of Suzhou in central Anhui province.

Footage on social media showed the gymnast falling onto a hard stage after a routine went wrong with her acrobatic partner.

Ms Sun fell from a significant height after the male gymnast failed to catch her with his legs during a transition.

Her partner is her husband, Zhang with whom she shared two children.

Ms Sun falling from a height. Photo Credit: BBC

She was taken to hospital where efforts by doctors to save her life failed.

The BBC reports that investigation into the incident has commenced.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu