Fake news that groom in China died after being dropped on his head during wedding game

He wasn't even the groom.

Mandy How | October 12, 2017, 10:35 AM

A video from China supposedly showing a wedding game where a group of friends dropped the groom on his head that resulted in his death has been circulating the Internet.

The incident reportedly occurred on Oct. 8 in the province of Shandong and has been picked up by at least one Singaporean site.

It is accompanied by the claim that the "groom" died from the game.

However, this is not true.


This is the video, where a group of men could be seen forcefully smashing their friend onto a stool, which caused his head to slam against the floor:

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In another video, the victim was hunched over, eventually losing his balance and collapsing to the ground.

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In a third video, he was lying unconsciousness on the ground.

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The post is accompanied by a screenshot of a Chinese news dissemination chat group, which has a line that translates to: "The groom is confirmed to be dead due to head injury":

Another message screenshot correctly claims that the victim was a groomsman, but wrongly asserts that he is dead.

What really happened

According to Taiwanese and Chinese mainstream media, the victim in question was actually one of the groomsmen who had been playing the game on behalf of the groom.

The groomsman hit his head but did not die. Instead, he lost consciousness on the scene.

The groomsman was subsequently sent to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He is otherwise not in danger.

According to the reports, he is currently recuperating in the hospital.

Top image screenshot from video