China: Tourist nearly killed as two-ton bell falls over him and traps him inside

Posted on April 19, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, China, Tourist Stories, Tourists Rescued

As covered by, “A prankster was lucky to escape with his life after a two-ton temple bell came crashing down on top of him. The tourist and his pals had been ringing the huge bronze bell vigorously – then it fell from its mounting with him standing beneath. But instead of crushing him, the bell trapped him inside for hours. The close shave happened at a Buddhist temple in the Shandong province of eastern China. Firefighters spent more than two hours rescuing tourist Lin Wang after setting up a series of winches to lift the bell off him.” Read Article

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