Scenic area installs anti-suicide glass wall

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/11/5 16:28:41

The glass wall is installed on the top of the Mount Emei. Photo: screenshot of video posted by Pear Video

Authorities at Mount Emei, in Southwest China's Sichuan Province have installed a 1.8-meter-tall glass wall along the edge of an infamous cliff where some people have jumped to their death.

The glass wall follows a path along the edge of a cliff for about 20 meters and is designed to prevent suicides and accidental falls by tourists taking photos at the edge of the cliff.

The dangerous cliff is located at the top of Mount Emei at an altitude of 3,077 meters. The cliff is named Sheshen meaning "giving up life," the Beijing Morning Post reported.

A 21-year-old woman jumped off the cliff, to the horror of a tourist who tried to talk her out of taking her own life, in September 2018. A month earlier, a 22-year-old man from East China's Shandong Province also jumped off the cliff.

According to a video posted online, the scenic area has also posted security guards along the cliff every dozen meters or so. A number of visitors complained about the glass wall. "The wall is in disharmony with the surrounding scenes. It's not at all beautiful," a tourist said.


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