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No charges after accidental killing on China's Great Wall

There was a dustup between Great Wall of China tourists like these when a Canadian woman knocked down 70-year-old Cui Hongfang. The fall killed the Chinese woman, but no charges wil be filed.Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

There was a dustup between Great Wall of China tourists like these when a Canadian woman knocked down 70-year-old Cui Hongfang. The fall killed the Chinese woman, but no charges wil be filed.

A Canadian tourist who knocked over and killed a woman as she hurried down stairs at the Great Wall of China won’t face criminal charges, police said.

The unidentified Canadian missed her step and accidentally fell into Cui Hongfang, 70, at the Mutianyu section of the tourist attraction Wednesday, reports Shanghaiist.

The septuagenarian, who was visiting the area with her family from Heilongjiang province, tumbled over.

She smashed her head on the side of the wall and fell down. She then died at the foot of the stairs.

After a police investigation, cops decided not to file criminal charges against the Canadian national.

She was due to fly back home Saturday but has reportedly remained in Beijing.

Beijing-based attorney Yi Shenghua said since Cui was 70, her general health would have been taken into account.

“The accident was unforeseeable since normally a person wouldn’t die after being knocked down by a running person,” Yi told AsiaOne.

Yi added that Cui’s relatives may still ask for the evidence to be reviewed or could file a private prosecution.

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