An 88-year-old woman has died after a freak accident with a dog lead.
Video captures the shocking moment the lead of the dog sweeps the woman off her feet, causing her to fatally hit her head.
The incident took place in the town of Xingtan, in the south-eastern Chinese province of Guangdong, on August 17.
The 88-year-old local, identified as Ms Mai, died after suffering a fatal head injury when she was accidentally tripped by a running dog’s trailing lead.
A police investigation found the dog was being walked by its 12-year-old owner with the surname Luo, the Xingtan Town Party Committee said in a statement.
The young girl lost control of the lead when the Samoyed breed began chasing another dog.
In the footage, the elderly victim is seen walking to the roadside as two dogs enter the frame.
The running canines pass the woman, but the second dog’s trailing lead snags on her legs and she tumbles forward.
She then hits her head on the bitumen as the dog is heard yelping off-camera.
Paramedics are seen attending to the elderly woman on the street.
The investigation into the woman’s death is ongoing.
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