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China's HNA Group Chairman Wang Jian dies after a fall

Business2018-07-04

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group said on Wednesday that its chairman, Wang Jian, died during a business trip in France on Tuesday. Wang had sustained serious injury from a fall. The Hainan-based HNA published a statement saying that the 57-year-old Wang fell down by accident and didn’t recover after receiving medical attention.“Together, we mourn the loss of an exceptionally gifted leader and role model, whose vision and values will continue to be a beacon for all who had the good fortune to know him, as well as for the many others whose lives he touched through his work and philanthropy,” HNA’s board and management team said in the statement.A police source in France said Wang had died after a 10 meter fall off a wall while trying to take photographs in the village of Bonnieux, near Avignon.He tried to climb a low wall to see the view and take pictures," the source said. After failing a first time, Wang took a run up. "He fell over the top and dropped 10 meters."(CGTN&REUTERS)

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group said on Wednesday that its chairman, Wang Jian, died during a business trip in France on Tuesday. Wang had sustained serious injury from a fall. 

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The Hainan-based HNA published a statement saying that the 57-year-old Wang fell down by accident and didn’t recover after receiving medical attention.

“Together, we mourn the loss of an exceptionally gifted leader and role model, whose vision and values will continue to be a beacon for all who had the good fortune to know him, as well as for the many others whose lives he touched through his work and philanthropy,” HNA’s board and management team said in the statement.

A police source in France said Wang had died after a 10 meter fall off a wall while trying to take photographs in the village of Bonnieux, near Avignon.

He tried to climb a low wall to see the view and take pictures," the source said. After failing a first time, Wang took a run up. "He fell over the top and dropped 10 meters."

(CGTN&REUTERS)

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