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    Chinese Daredevil Accidentally Plunges to Death While Filming Himself

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    Wu Yongning from China set up a camera to make a viral video of himself climbing atop a skyscraper and thus earn his girlfriend a bridal gift, but met his death instead.

    The video shows a 26-year-old daredevil, known as the Chinese "first rooftopper", doing pull-ups on the 62nd floor of a Changsha building, Huan province, but then struggling to get back up on the ledge. Suddenly, as his strength oozes away, his hands slip and he lands on a terrace 45 feet below. 

    The footage of the tragedy was taken from a camera Wu had set up on another part of the building to livestream his landmark stunt, for the 217th time in his life.

    The accident happened a month ago, but the death was formerly recorded only on December 8, prompting a wave of tributes from Wu’s fans on social media:

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