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Wang Jian: Chairman of Chinese conglomerate falls to death while posing for photo on France trip
'He stood on the edge of a sharp drop to get his family to take a picture of him and fell'
A Chinese billionaire died after falling 50 feet while posing for a photo on a business trip to southern France, police said.
Wang Jian, the co-founder and co-chairman of the HNA group, a conglomerate that operates China‘s fourth-largest airline, died after suffering “severe injuries” in Provence, the company said.
Mr Wang fell off a wall in the village of Bonnieux, near Avignon, a picturesque area popular with tourists, according to lieutenant-colonel Hubert Meriaux of the Vaucluse gendarmerie.
“He stood on the edge of a sharp drop to get his family to take a picture of him and fell,” he said.