Bride Flees Wedding to Report on Aftermath of Earthquake

Melissa Knowles
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Women in the process of planning their wedding usually go to great lengths to ensure that the day they exchange vows goes off without a hitch, but sometime, certain elements are out of their control. One thing that most women do not have to deal with is going to work on their wedding day, but that did not stop Chen Ying, a reporter for a local television station in Ya’an, China, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck her city on Saturday.

Without even changing out of her wedding gown, Ying grabbed a microphone, got in front of a camera, and began reporting about the aftermath of the natural disaster. So far, it is being reported that 157 people died and more than 5,000 were injured in the quake.

Ying interviewed locals in the surrounding area for about ten minutes, then returned to her wedding. But like a true professional, she felt her work was not done, so she returned to the aftermath once more.

An image of Ying taken while she covered the earthquake in her wedding dress went viral on Chinese social media, and fans of Ying applaud her for her "professional spirit."

While Ying has taken vows to commit to one man for the rest of her life, that has not stopped her from being equally committed to her profession and duties as a reporter. Let's hope she has a nice long honeymoon, though.

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