A news anchor found out about her own husband’s death during a breaking news report on live TV.
Supreet Kaur was presenting the daily news on IBC24, broadcast in Chhattisgarh, when she realised her partner was involved in a fatal car crash as details from the scene emerged, reports the Indian Express.
A clip of the broadcast shows the moment Kaur read out the news of her own tragedy to viewers:
Her husband, Harshad Kawade, was travelling in a vehicle with five others when it was hit by a truck from behind, police believe.
Kaur reportedly continued to read the news headlines for a further 10 minutes before coming off the air.
When she left set, the eminent news anchor reportedly broke down in tears.
An editor at IBC 24 said:
As she read out the news, she found out that it was the vehicle her husband was to travel in, in that region on the same day.
Even though the reporter on the ground did not give out names, the team could tell that she had found out. The production team also just found out, but couldn’t tell her as she was live on television.
It speaks volumes about her sense of duty and professionalism that she continued, and kept her calm for another ten minutes.
The editor added, ‘The instant the cameras went off she began calling her relatives and broke down into tears. She left for the accident site after that.’
Our thoughts are with Kaur and her family.
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