CHHATTISGARH, India: An Indian news presenter was left shell-shocked after finding her husband died in a road accident while reading out the same breaking news live.
Supreet Kaur, a presenter with IBC24 in Chhattisgarh, realised her partner was involved in a fatal car crash as details from the scene emerged, according to the Indian media.
She kept on reading the news for another ten minutes and broke down in tears when the camera stopped rolling, the newspaper adds.
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The reporter said three of the five people travelling in the vehicle were dead. Though he did not identify the dead, there was enough for Kaur to instantly realise it could be her husband. He too was to travel in a Renault Duster along the same route during the same time along with four companions.
She broke down, but only after having walked out of the TV studio after the news hour, te report adds.
“She got a sense that it was her husband’s vehicle. She read the bulletin and only when she came out of the studio, she started calling her relatives,” a senior editor said.
The editor said the staffers had come to know that her husband was dead while she was reading the news. “But we did not tell her. We did not have the courage,” the editor explained.