Tourist injured by rolling stone on central China glass skywalk

The Panlongya skywalk, also known as the Coiling Dragon Cliff skywalk, is located on a cliff edge on Tianmenshan Mountain.
The Panlongya skywalk, also known as the Coiling Dragon Cliff skywalk, is located on a cliff edge on Tianmenshan Mountain. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

CHANGSHA (XINHUA) - A video clip of a female being hit by falling stones on a glass skywalk in central China's Hunan province is making the rounds online.

The authorities in charge of the skywalk confirmed that the incident happened on Sept 13 at Panlongya glass skywalk, which is on a cliff edge on Tianmenshan Mountain in Zhangjiajie City.

An official with a Tianmenshan-based tour company, surnamed Ding, said a large stone had been dislodged by a man who had climbed the cliff to take photos, despite this being against the rules.

The stone broke up during its descent and some of the debris hit the right foot of the woman below, causing a fracture.

The injured tourist is receiving treatment, and the skywalk, which was slightly damaged, reopened soon after.

There are three glass skywalks in Tianmenshan Mountain. The Panlongya skywalk opened on Aug 1.

The skywalk has regular safety checks and workers remove all loose stones on a regular basis, according to the official.